Faizel Patel – 03/09/2020
Twitter has confirmed that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.
Reuters reports the incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July.
Twitter says it is aware of the activity with Modi’s website account and has taken steps to secure it.
Modi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweets posted on the account
The account, with over 2.5 million followers, is the official Twitter handle for Modi’s personal website and the Narendra Modi mobile application.
Modi’s personal Twitter account, which was unaffected by this incident, has over 61 million followers.