“Yes, this account has been hacked by John Wick,” a tweet, read in part, probably referring to an action movie character played by Ke Kenu Reeves.
In another tweet, I appeal for a generous donation to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for Kovid-19, now starting with India cryptocurrency.
All tweets have since been deleted.
Account. The Modi account, with millions of followers, is one of the handful of verification accounts linked to the Prime Minister. What was part of the apparent hack is linked to his personal website.
Twitter told CNN Business that it was “aware of this activity and has taken steps to secure the settlement account.”
“We are actively investigating the situation,” a Twitter spokesman said.
India’s Ministry of Information Technology for G did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In that case, Twitter said the hackers targeted workers who have administrative privileges and then used their access to internal controls to send tweets encouraging the Bitcoin scam.
The origin of the attack on Modi’s account is not yet clear. According to Twitter, there is no indication or evidence of any connection between this hack and the July incident.