Sunday, Aug 14, 2022

PM Modi's Twitter Handle Briefly Compromised, Claims India Adopted Bitcoin As Legal Tender

PM Modi's twitter handle: The PMO said the matter was escalated to Twitter and PM Modi's Twitter account was immediately secured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi File Photo

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter handle was briefly compromised on Sunday.

The Prime Minister's Office later said the PM Modi's Twitter account was immediately secured after the matter was escalated to Twitter.

The hackers put out a tweet from PM Modi's handle claiming that India has "officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender".

"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," it said.

The tweet, after Modi's personal handle was hacked, also claimed that India has officially bought 500 BTC and is distributing them among its residents and shared a link, asking people to hurry up.

The future has come today, it said.

Many users immediately pointed out that the account seems to have been hacked.

India, it may be noted, has taken a tough stand on cryptocurrencies.

The government is likely to introduce a bill on cryptocurrencies and has expressed concerns that they may be used for luring investors with misleading claims and for funding terror activities.

(With PTI inputs)