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Indian Prime Minister’s Twitter Account Allegedly Hacked By Ethereum Scammer

Cryptocurrency hackers recently targeted a Twitter account associated with Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. As per news outlet AFP, the hackers allegedly used it for a national relief fund early on Thursday morning,

The aforementioned Twitter account primarily used to collect relief donations sent out a cryptocurrency address for fetching payments. The hackers behind the incident asked charitable donations from Modi’s followers by mentioning their ETH address in the comments section. At the time of reporting, the tweet has been deleted.

Notably, the targeted Twitter account is used to assist authentic relief charities and donations. Twitter confirmed that the Prime Minister’s account was targeted by hackers instead of the relief fund offering digital currency payments as a mode of contribution.

A Twitter spokesperson mentioned in a statement, “We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation.”

At press time, no similar reports came out related to compromise of any other accounts. A report mentioned that Twitter had not found any connection between the July Twitter breach and the latest hack of Narendra Modi’s Twitter account by Ethereum scammers.

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