In a series of tweets posted on PM Modi’s personal website twitter account by the hacker, read, “I appeal to you all to donate generously to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19, Now India begin with crypto currency, Kindly Donate eth to 0xae073DB1e5752faFF169B1ede7E8E94bF7f80Be6.”
“Yes this account is hacked by John Wick (firstname.lastname@example.org), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,” another tweet from the hacker.
The tweets have been taken down.
The twitter account ‘@narendramodi_in’ is a verified account with more than 2.5 million followers.
Twitter in a statement confirmed that the account was hacked and said, “We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted.”
The incident comes after several Twitter accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July including Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.