Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter account was compromised briefly. Twitter account of the prime minister of India on Sunday was briefly compromised, confirmed by his office.
Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter Account Compromised Briefly
After the incident, Prime Minister Modi’s account whose handle is @narendramodi tweeted that India has adopted bitcoin as its legal tender officially. The tweet however prompted suspicions regarding a hack all due to the timing of the whole announcement. Another reason for the suspicion is that new Delhi recently has suggested that it would be introducing strict rules in regulating cryptocurrency.
India’s Plan and Approach Towards Cryptocurrency
Indians finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman late last month reported that New Delhi had no proposal as to accepting and recognizing bitcoin as one of the country’s currency. The tweet on Sunday which has been deleted already from the platform added a link to a shady website and also included that the country has purchased some Bitcoins and that it was also planning on sharing them among the residents of India.
Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter Account Is Now Safe
Tweeted on Sunday from the prime minister’s office shared that the account has been secured fully and any tweets shared during the said period must be ignored.
Prime Minister Modi has amassed quite a following on the social media platform. The prime minister has more than 73 million followers on the social media platform. And it is also reported that the prime minister has one of the most popular accounts on the social media platform.
The prime minister together with the social media network said that the necessary steps were taken immediately to secure the account as soon as both parties became aware of the activity on the account.
Who Hacked the Account?
At the time of the hack and as of now, it is still unclear who hacked the account. And also at the time of the publication, the sketchy blog site that is linked to was not accessible.