PM Modi’s Twitter Account For Personal Website Hacked

A series of tweets from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle asked followers to donate to PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.

Jessica David

September 3, 2020

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On Thursday (September 3), Twitter confirmed that an account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency. Twitter said it was aware of the activity and has 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 spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. Modi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweets posted on the account “narendramodi_in.”

The tweets, which have since been taken down, asked the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency (bitcoins). The latest incident comes after several accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July. Hacker then had accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including US Presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, and used them to solicit digital currency.

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