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Hackers had in July accessed Twitter's internal systems to hijack some of the platform's top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and used them to solicit digital currency. However, the hack of Mr. Modi’s account, as per investigations by Twitter, was not due to a compromise of its systems or service. There was no indication or evidence of any correlation between this account compromise and the incident that took place in July, it added. The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website and mobile app was hacked early this morning, the social media giant has confirmed. Twitter said that it has taken "steps to secure the compromised account" and is "actively investigating" the situation. If hackers were able to access PM Modi's Twitter account, it shows the lack of security even for a blue tick verified account. The account reportedly sent out tweets asking its followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
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“We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an emailed reply. "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," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement.
Additionally, the screenshots circulating the last of the tweets claim that the hack was done by a group called John Wick. Previously, the same group was alleged to have hacked into the Paytm Mall. Going into the details, the screenshots reveal that the tweets asked people to donate cryptocurrency to the PM National Relief Fund for COVID-19. Details like the address for people to donate bitcoin was also posted. It was later revealed that a 17-year-old boy was behind the attack - who gained the internal access codes from employees and hacked these high-profile.