Twitter account of India’s PM was hacked asking for donations

Twitter account of India’s PM was hacked asking for donations
September 04
07:45 2020

The personal website account of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hacked, according to Reuters citing Twitter. The attack resulted in a serious of posts asking the followers to donate cryptocurrency to a relief fund. Of course, the messages are all fake. The source says that Twitter noticed the attack and took the steps to fix the situation.

Apart from that, Reuters says that Twitter did not find any other account being hacked. However, even just the account of Prime Minister Modi already has more than 2,5 million followers on the social network. The source reports that the attack did not affect the prime minister’s personal account, only the account of his website.

Not long ago, Twitter has experienced a massive cyberattack, which resulted in scam messages from multiple accounts of prominent figures, including among others Elon Musk and Barack Obama. In that hack, the criminals asked the followers to send cryptocurrency to a wallet address, promising to return the funds in a double amount. The authorities already arrested the three perpetrators of the case.

However, cryptocurrency scammers often use accounts with a large following for their activities. Similar scams also appeared on such social media platforms as YouTube and Instagram.

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