Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Image courtesy: Twitter

Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hacked on Thursday.

Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.

Twitter said it was aware of the activity and has taken immediate steps to secure the compromised account.

“We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

The account, with over 2.5m followers, is the official Twitter handle for Modi’s personal website.

His personal Twitter account, which was unaffected, has more than 61m followers.

The tweets, which have since been taken down, had asked the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.

This is the latest high-profile security breach after similar attacks in July on US presidential hopeful Joe Biden and Tesla founder Elon Musk.


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