New Delhi (NVI): The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and mobile app was hacked with series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a national relief fund through cryptocurrency.
The incident has been confirmed by Twitter today and it said that it was aware of the activity and has taken steps to secure the compromised account.
“We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement.
The account goes by the handle narendramodi_in on twitter, which posted number of tweets from the account asking the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency. However, they have now been taken down.
With more than 2.5 million followers, the account, is the official Twitter handle for Modi’s personal website and the Narendra Modi mobile application.
This incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July.
Notably, hackers then had accessed the social media giant’s internal systems to gain access into the accounts of several top personalities which included US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, and asked their followers to send money through cryptocurrency.