The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday. The account has 2.5 million followers.
“Yes this account is hacked by John Wick ([email protected]), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,” read one of the tweets posted on this account.
A series of tweets asked followers to donate to PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency. The same have since been taken down.
“I appeal to you all to donate generously to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19, Now India begin with crypto currency, Kindly Donate eth to 0xae073DB1e5752faFF169B1ede7E8E94bF7f80Be6,” read another tweet.
Twitter said it was aware of the activity and already has taken necessary 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.