India Prime Minister Suffers Another Twitter Hack; Fake Tweet Sent Promising Bitcoin to All Indians

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The Twitter account of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi was briefly hacked early Sunday morning native time, the second such assault on an account linked to the PM in little over a yr.

  • While the account was restored shortly, the hacker had sufficient time to tweet, falsely, that India had adopted bitcoin as authorized tender and that the federal government had purchased 500 bitcoin and would distribute them to all Indians.

  • The tweet was quickly deleted and one other tweet was despatched asserting the account had been secured.
  • Given the federal government is about to contemplate regulating cryptocurrencies with some officers calling for an all-out ban, if the hacker is pro-crypto it was maybe not the easiest way to acquire sympathy to their trigger.
  • As a part of a widespread hack of the Twitter accounts of outstanding folks final yr, the account of Prime Minister Modi’s aid fund was taken over and a faux tweet was despatched in search of donations to an account belonging to the hackers.

Fake tweet sent from PM Modi's relief fund in Sept. 2020