Last Thursday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account hacked. The hacked account is the official Twitter account handle for Mr. Modi’s personal website. His personal account has more than 61 Million followers and that account has not affected.
Modi’s Account hacked with a series of tweets to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency asking its followers. Twitter said it was aware of the activity of this account and took the necessary steps to secure it.
A Twitter spokeswoman said “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,”.
This is the latest high-profile security breach. Before similar attacks in July, happened on US presidential candidate Joe Biden former US president Barack Obama, Microsoft owned Bill Gates, and Tesla founder Elon Musk.
Twitter says less than two months ago 130 accounts targeted in a major cyber-attack of twitter’s most high-profile users.
The attack of July 17 broke into the Twitter accounts of world leaders, celebrities. The attackers sent out tweets from the accounts of the public figures, offering to send $2,000 for every $1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.
Allison Nixon, chief research officer at cybersecurity said that the people behind the attack appear to have come from the “OG- Original Gangsters” community. The OG community isn’t known to tied to any nation-state. Rather they are a disorganized crime community with a basic skill .”
Before on 7th of February,2020 hackers hacked Facebook’s Instagram and Twitter Accounts. The hacking group called OurMine posted on Twitter and Instagram accounts for Facebook and Messenger, writing “even Facebook is hackable”.
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