Modi’s Twitter account hacked

The Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hacked, the social media giant confirmed yesterday. Tweets were sent from the prime minister’s feed asking for charitable donations using a cryptocurrency, but have since been taken down.  “We are actively investigating the situation,” a spokesman for Twitter said. In July former US president Barack Obama and tech bosses Bill Gates and Elon Musk were among dozens of high-profile figures to have their Twitter accounts breached in a massive hack by scammers trying to dupe people into sending bitcoin. Twitter said it had not found any link between the Modi hack and the July breach.

Source: AFP

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