PM Modi's Twitter handle 'briefly hacked'; company reacts

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 12, 2021 11:37 am -- Updated:December 12, 2021 4:39 pm

Twitter on Sunday took “necessary steps" to secure Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal Twitter handle after it was "briefly hacked," a spokesperson for the company said on Sunday.

PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, now restored; tweet on Bitcoin deleted - India News The post tweeted by 'hackers'. Photo: Social media

"We have 24X7 open lines of communication with the PM’s Office and our teams took necessary steps to secure the compromised account as soon as we became aware of this activity,” the Twitter spokesperson said.

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Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter handle was briefly hacked on Sunday, and a tweet claiming that India has "officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender" was posted. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) later said the account was immediately secured after the matter was escalated to Twitter.

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"The Twitter handle of PM @narendramodi was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured. In the brief period that the account was compromised, any Tweet shared must be ignored," it said.

 -PTC News

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