PM Modi’s twitter account website hacked: social media site confirms

PM Modi’s twitter account personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.

 

The incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July. Twitter said it was aware of the activity with Modi’s website account and has taken steps to secure it. “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

 

Modi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweets posted on the account @narendramodi_in.

The account, with over 2.5 million followers, is the official Twitter handle for Modi’s personal website (https://www.narendramodi.in/) and the Narendra Modi mobile application.

Modi’s twitter account, which was unaffected by this incident, has over 61 million followers.

 

“We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

 

Hackers then had accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, former U.S. President Barack Obama, and billionaire Elon Musk, and used them to solicit digital currency.

 

Mean-while, a record spike of 83,883 cases has pushed India’s coronavirus tally past the 38-lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry website data this morning showed. 68,584 patients were cured in the last 24 days.

This is the highest single-day jump in COVID infections reported by any country since the beginning of the pandemic. The death count has risen to 67,376 with 1,043 more fatalities.

Coronavirus case tally in the country stands at 38,53,407 including 8,15,538 active cases, 29,70,493 cured/discharged/migrated & 67,376 deaths.

A total of 11,72,179 samples were collected for COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, taking the total number of samples tested for coronavirus in the country to 4,55,09,380, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.

“India witnesses an unprecedented surge in testing. Over 11,70,000 tests done in the last 24 hours. High levels of testing sustained over a period of time in widespread areas enable diagnosis cases early and facilitate seamless isolation and hospitalization. This eventually leads to a low mortality rate,” the Health Ministry said in a tweet.

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