Twitter has confirmed that the Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently got hacked. Twitter also assured that they would take action to secure the account, & they are investigating the whole matter.
Nowadays, Twitter hacks are increasing at an alarming rate, & public figures are the primary victims of these hacks. Also, the hackers have hacked the account of PM Narendra Modi, & asked all his followers to donate funds via cryptocurrency.
In July, many celebrities have faced this sudden unwanted situation; the reports say that nearly 130 accounts had been targeted in a massive cyber-attack of celebrity accounts.
Accounts of public figures such as Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West, & Bill Gates tweet a Bitcoin scam to millions of followers. However, the FBI was investigating the whole matter, when the accounts of Kim Kardashian West, Apple, & Uber also got hacked.
Says the researchers, the perpetrators of the hack of the personal Twitter account of PM Narendra Modi are suspected as being a S. Korean hacker group. They claimed that they wanted to clear their name from the previous attack, which was wrongly attributed, according to them.
A group hacker has been identified as ‘John Wick’ & sent various unauthorised tweets that have now been deleted.
The hacker wrote a message saying, “Yes, this account is hacked by John Wick. We have not hacked PayTM Mall.” This message was sent from one of the hacked accounts that were hacked only by this group.
“Twitter has cleared that the hack of Mr. Narendra Modi’s account was not hacked because they have negotiated with the systems or service. Twitter also cleared that there is not a single indication or evidence of any correlation between this account compromise & the July hack.”
Twitter explained that this incident makes the situation very obvious that it was a scam, the hackers got 100s of money transfers, that is worth more than $100,000 (£75,000). Since the cryptocurrencies are very hard to detect, that is why the account that was used by the threat players had quickly been cleared.
Though the account of PM Narendra Modi has been affected by this incident, he got the account back without any loss. It is still not clear how the hacker did this, & they did not respond to the question that was asked by Twitter.