New Delhi: The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website fell prey to the already launched wave of cyber-attacks. The Twitter account of PM's website was hacked on Thursday morning although which has now been restored. The hacker made several tweets from the Twitter handle of PM Modi's personal website related to cryptocurrency. The hacker has also demanded bitcoin in donations for the COVID-19 relief fund. However, these tweets were deleted immediately. Further, the news was confirmed by Twitter's spokesperson and said that the necessary steps were taken to secure the account.
After hacking off the account, the tweet asked PM Modi's followers to donate to the PM National relief fund through cryptocurrency for COVID-19. The compromised account had over 2.5 million followers and has over 37,000 tweets since it was created in May 2011. The account @narendramodi_in is running since May 2011. A Twitter's spokesperson said, "We're aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted."
At the same time, there is no official statement that any other additional accounts are being impacted or not. Earlier, in July, several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were also reported to be hacked including Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk among several other known names.