Twitter said it was aware of the activity with Narendra Modi’s website account and has taken steps to secure it.
“We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in an email.
Modi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweets posted on the account @narendramodi_in.
Narendra Modi Twitter website hacked
The account, with over 2.5 million followers, is the official Twitter handle for Modi’s personal website (www.narendramodi.in/) and the Narendra Modi mobile application.
Modi’s personal Twitter account has over 61 million followers, which was unaffected by this incident.
The tweets, which have since been taken down, asked the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
Earlier, Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Barack Obama were among many prominent US figures targeted by hackers on Twitter accounts in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
The official Twitter accounts of Joe Biden and Kanye West had also requested donations in the cryptocurrency.
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