Indian PM Modi’s Twitter account hacked, restored


December 12, 2021


Indian PM Modi’s Twitter account hacked, restored

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo: IANS)

NEW DELHI: The personal Twitter handle of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was briefly hacked on Sunday early morning.

The account, however, was restored shortly.

A tweet promoting cryptocurrency had already been shared from the handle and was later deleted, the report said.

“The Twitter handle of PM @narendramodi was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured. In the brief period that the account was compromised, any tweet shared must be ignored,” PMO India said in a tweet

Before the account was restored, a tweet was shared with a URL on PM Modi’s timeline which read, “India has officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and is distributing them to all residents of the country.”

(Witn inputs from India Today)