Modi’s twitter account briefly hacked; had asked for money

3rd September 2020

3rd September 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hacked account is now fixed, claimed twitter, a microblogging website.

The twitter account with 2.5 million followers for the personal website and mobile app of PM Modi was reportedly hacked on Thursday around 3:15 am.

The hacker had posted a tweet saying, “Yes this account is hacked by John Wick (hckindia@tutanota.com), We have not hacked Paytm Mall."

He had also posted a series of tweets asking the twitter users to donate through cryptocurrency in PM Modi's National Relief Fund.

Another tweet said, "I appeal to you all to donate generously to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19, Now India begin with crypto currency, Kindly Donate eth to 0xae073DB1e5752faFF169B1ede7E8E94bF7f80Be6."

Twitter authorities are aware of this incident and have taken all the necessary steps to secure the hacked account. A spokeswoman of twitter said, “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted."

Twitter accounts of several important personalities were hacked earlier in July including billionaire business tycoon Elon Musk, former US President Barack Obama, and US presidential candidate Joe Biden. And the corporate accounts of tech giants like Apple and Uber were also hacked. As well as those of cricketers Shane Watson and Waqar Younis. These accounts were hacked to accumulate digital currency from the followers.

“Feeling grateful doubling all payments sent to my BTC address! You send $1,000, I send back $2,000! Only doing this for the next 30 minutes,” was posted on the twitter accounts of Kanye West, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Barack Obama when they were hacked to do the cryptocurrency scam.

A 17-year-old boy in Florida hacked twitter accounts of celebrities last month. Two hackers were charged under US federal laws for supporting the cyber attacks. One of them was a 22-year-old Orlando man and the other one was a 19-year-old British man.

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