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BENGALURU, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Twitter verified on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis individual site was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.
The occurrence comes after a number of Twitter accounts of popular personalities were hacked in July.
Twitter said it knew the activity with Modis site account and has taken steps to protect it.
” We are actively investigating the circumstance. At this time, we are not knowledgeable about extra accounts being affected,” a Twitter spokeswoman stated in an emailed declaration.
Modis workplace did not immediately react to a demand for comment on the tweets posted on the account @narendramodi_in.
The account, with over 2.5 million followers, is the main Twitter deal with for Modis individual site (www.narendramodi.in/) and the Narendra Modi mobile application.
Modis personal Twitter account, which was unaffected by this occurrence, has more than 61 million fans.
The tweets, which have actually because been removed, asked the fans to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
Hackers had in July accessed Twitters internal systems to hijack a few of the platforms top voices consisting of U.S. presidential prospect Joe Biden, former U.S. President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, and used them to solicit digital currency. (Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman).