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Indian PM Modi’s Twitter handle briefly compromised

Modi's Twitter account was hacked with a message saying India had adopted bitcoin as legal tender and would distribute it to all citizens.

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Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter handle was briefly compromised.

Hoever, the account belonging to Indian PM Narendra Modi which has more than 73 million followers, was secured immediately.

The update was shared by Modi’s office in a tweet late on Saturday.

“The Twitter handle of PM @narendramodi was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured. In the brief period that the account was compromised, any Tweet shared must be ignored,” the tweet said.

Several Twitter users shared screenshots of the tweet put out from the Indian Prime Minister’s personal Twitter account, @narendramodi, showing it was compromised.

The screenshot read: “India has officially accepted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC” and would be “distributing them to all residents of the country.”
That tweet has since been deleted.
However, it’s not known yet who was behind these antics.
It should be noted that India does not recognize Bitcoin as legal tender.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.