Reports quoted from CNN on Thursday (3/9/2020), it was stated that for almost an hour, the verified account with the name @narendramodi_in uploaded several tweets asking people to donate Bitcoin to an account.
“Yes, this account was hacked by John Wick,” one of the jokes said.
The name John Wick, seems to refer to the action film character played by Keanu Reeves.
“I urge all of you to donate generously to the PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19. Now, India is starting to use cryptocurrencies,” wrote another post.
Modi’s account, which has 2.5 million followers, is one of the few verified social media accounts linked to the personal website of the prime minister.
Meanwhile, Twitter said that when it learned of activity hacking immediately, his party took steps to secure Modi’s account.
“We are actively investigating the situation,” said a Twitter spokesman.
India’s Ministry of Information Technology did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the hacking incident.
Hacking This comes more than a month after a massive hack of accounts of world figures on the platform, such as Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Elon Musk.
In that case, Twitter said hackers targeted workers with administrative rights and then used their access to internal controls to send out tweets promoting Bitcoin scams.
Currently, the origin of the attack to Twitter account Modi is not clear.
There is no indication or evidence of any correlation between this hack and the massive hacking incident last July, according to Twitter