On Thursday Twitter confirmed that a page linked with Narendra Modi’s account was hacked. A news agency named Reuters reported that series of tweets were posted on the account asking from followers to donate and contribute for a relief fund using the crypto-currency.
According to the sources in an email, a Twitter spokesperson said, that they were aware of such activities and have taken action to keep maintain the security of the account. Any kind of threat to security would not be tolerated. And the investigation is going on. He also said that till now they had no idea that even the additional accounts are getting impacted.
This isn’t the first such incident, in July this year twitter account of various valuable personalities got hacked.
In July, hackers got access to the internal system of Twitter to hack accounts of top personalities such as Joe Biden the candidate for US Presidentship, Elon Musk the CEO of SpaceX, Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft, and former US President Barack Obama. By getting the access of their accounts the hackers solicited their followers for digital currency.
The post, which got spread like fire in the forest, guaranteed that if spend $1,000 in bitcoin then in the other 30 minutes they will get twice the amount in return. Twitter deleted all such tweets but unfortunately, they were re-posted.
Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive of Twitter in a post said, “We all feel terrible this happened”. “We’re diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened.”
Twitter said that they are well aware of “a security incident” and “taking steps to fix it.” The company decided to disable the authority of tweeting for a few hours, those ones with verified blue mark. “You may be unable to tweet or reset your password while we review and address this incident,” said Twitter’s team.