New Delhi: The social media giant confirmed on Thursday that the Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hacked.
The Prime Minister’s feed sent a tweet requesting the use of cryptocurrency for charitable donations, but it has since been deleted.
“We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation,” a spokesman for Twitter said.
The technology company said it was not aware of any other accounts that were affected.
In July, former US President Barack Obama and technology bosses Bill Gates and Elon Musk were dozens of high-profile figures whose crooks tried to deceive People defrauded people to send bitcoins, thereby destroying their Twitter accounts on a large scale.
The company stated that the fake tweets came from 45 accounts, the hackers accessed 36 private messages and downloaded Twitter data from seven accounts.
According to Twitter, hackers gained access to the system by tricking a few employees into giving up their credentials.
Twitter said it did not find any connection between the Modi hacker and the July violation.