Facebook India head grilled by parliamentary committee for 3.5 hours

Facebook India head grilled by parliamentary committee for 3.5 hours
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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account for his website was hacked early morning on Thursday.
  • The hacker behind the breach was asking users to donate Bitcoin to the PM's National Relief Fund.
  • The tweets have no been removed and Twitter is 'actively investigating' the issue.
The Twitter handle of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked on Thursday morning. And, just like with former US President Barack Obama, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and others who were hacked in July, the person behind the PM Modi's account was asking users to donate cryptocurrency — this time under the guise donating to the PM's National Relief Fund.

The tweets have now been removed from the social networking platform.

Facebook India head grilled by parliamentary committee for 3.5 hours
Screenshot of hacker's tweets via PM Modi's personal handleTwitter

A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed this incident. Twitter said that the company is “aware of the activity” and have taken steps to secure the compromised account.
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