Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account was briefly hacked on Sunday morning, his office sharing the news on the social networking site early Sunday morning after sharing a fraudulent link promising a bitcoin giveaway.
Several Twitter users shared screenshots of these tweets from PM Modi’s account, which stated, “India has officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender.”
“The government has officially purchased 500 BTC and is distributing it to all residents of the country,” the now deleted tweet said.
This is not the first time that a global leader’s Twitter account has been hacked by hackers while promoting a bitcoin scam. In 2020, the Twitter accounts of Barak Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian and tech companies like Apple and Uber were hacked in a Bitcoin scam, also affecting some of the major crypto sites. cash.
The fake tweets proposed to send $ 2,000 for every $ 1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.
Here is a list of personalities and world leaders whose accounts were hacked in a bitcoin scam:
1. The tech giant Apple
2. Uber transport company
3. Former US President Barack Obama
4. Tesla CEO Elon Musk
5. Now US President Joe Biden
6. Bill Gates
7. Mike Bloomberg
8. Jeff Bezos
9. Boxer Floyd Mayweather
10. Kim Kardashian
11. Kanye West
In a tweet, Twitter said it was aware of a “security incident affecting accounts on Twitter.” The San Francisco-based company said it was investigating and promised an update shortly.
In September 2020, PM Modi’s personal Twitter account was hacked and tweets soliciting the cryptocurrency were posted. A few minutes later another tweet was posted saying, “Yes, this account is hacked by John Wick ([email protected]), we did not hack Paytm Mall.”
Posted on: Sunday December 12th, 2021 08:26 IST