Twitter accounts of several Indian ministers hacked by unknown individuals

According to local reports, several Indian ministers’ Twitter accounts have recently been hacked by unknown individuals, with recent victims being the Federal Secretary of State, the Governor, and the former Prime Minister.

An unknown hacker changed the handle on Twitter for Rao Inderjit Singh and Rajasthan Governor Karasi Mishra on Sunday and posted a tweet in Urdu.

A Urdu tweet posted to both accounts said, “Good morning. Your uncle’s eerie and hybrid will bless you.” Local media India Today report..

Meanwhile, former Haryana Prime Minister Bupinder Singh Houda’s Twitter handle has been changed to @iLoveAlbaik. Their Twitter account was restored three hours after being reported to Twitter and relevant authorities.

The hack occurred the day after the National Disaster Response Force (NRDF) Twitter account was “easily hacked” and posted a random tweet promoting cryptocurrencies.

Atul Karwal, NDRF Secretary-General, said the account was restored and Twitter was notified of the breach.

The government then instructed the Indian computer emergency response team to investigate the breach and strengthen the security of accounts for all ministries and government officials.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter was also hacked by an unknown user last month, with some random tweets saying that India “officially adopted Bitcoin as fiat currency.” report..

Modi’s account also posted a fraudulent link containing a tweet claiming that the Indian government bought 500 Bitcoins and “distributed them to all residents of the country.”

The Prime Minister’s Office then Tweet Clarify that Modi’s Twitter account was “very temporarily compromised.”

“The issue was escalated to Twitter and the account was immediately protected. In the short period of time the account was compromised, all shared tweets should be ignored,” he said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long Modi’s personal Twitter handle, with more than 73 million followers, was compromised.

A Twitter spokesperson said Twitter had taken the necessary steps to protect the compromised account as soon as it noticed the activity, adding that the investigation did not currently reveal any signs of other affected accounts. ..

A similar incident occurred in September 2020 on Modi’s personal website @narendramodi_in’s Twitter handle, in a series of tweets asking followers to donate to the relief fund through cryptocurrencies.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.