PM Narendra Modi’s Personal Website Twitter Account Hacked
Twitter account of PM Narendra Modi's personal website hacked; Twitter Confirms
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website’s Twitter account was hacked. A Series of tweets asking followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency was sent from the account. The account goes by the handle narendramodi_in. It has 2.5 million followers and over 37,000 tweets since it was created in May 2011.
The account, with over 2.5 million followers, is the official twitter handle for Modi’s personal website (https://www.narendramodi.in/)and the Narendra Modi mobile application.
Twitter confirmed the news. The social media giant said that it has taken “steps to secure the compromised account” and is “actively investigating” the situation.
A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement, “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.”
PM Modi’s personal Twitter account, was unaffected by this incident. It has over 61 million followers. The account – @narendramodi – was created in January 2009. He uses Twitter to reach out to people and share important information and updates.
The incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July. Hackers had accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack the accounts of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and used them to solicit digital currency.