PM Modi’s site Twitter account hacked by ‘John Wick’; users asked to donate bitcoin, cryptocurrency
New Delhi: The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and mobile app was hacked early Thursday morning, the social media giant has confirmed.
Twitter said that it has taken “steps to secure the compromised account” and is “actively investigating” the situation.
The account reportedly sent out tweets asking its followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
In a series of tweets, the messages posted on Twitter account of PM Modi’s personal website, which goes by the handle narendramodi_in, read: “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.”
Another tweeted by the hacker read: “Yes this account is hacked by John Wick ([email protected]), We have not hacked Paytm Mall”
The tweets, soliciting cryptocurrency, have been taken down.
The verified Twitter account, which is linked to PM Narendra Modi’s personal website, has over 2.5 million followers.
The account goes by the handle narendramodi_in and has 2.5 million followers and over 37,000 tweets since it was created in May 2011.