Sources at Twitter said there was no security breach at

Sources at Twitter said there was no security breach at

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Sources at Twitter said there was no security breach at
their end, but the accounts may have been compromised through breach of e-mail.
“As far twitter account of Rahul Gandhi is concerned, when it came to my notice, I took it very seriously. Twitter representative of India was contacted and all offending tweets were removed,” Prasad said.
Allaying fears about the cyber security system, Prasad said, “I want to assure the country that our cyber security mechanism is fine. We are taking all steps to further reinforce it. When this kind of thing take place we take prompt measures.”
“We also came to know that Congress has lodged an FIR in the case. Whatever is possible on our part, we will cooperate with Delhi Police IT cell for this,” he added.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said nobody from the government or BJP is involved in the hacking incident.
Congress MP Deepender Hooda said the hacking incident only exposes the perils of the digital world and the cyber security that is existing in our country.
Taking potshot at the Modi government’s Digital India move, he said, “It also exposes the hollowness of the digital India. There is a question mark on the whole push going towards digital as your server is not safe.” Surjewala, in his complaint today, told the police about the hacking of the verified twitter account of Indian National Congress i.e. @INCIndia (twitter.com/IncIndia) as also the website i.e. www.inc.in and consequent email account of Indian National Congress i.e. outreach@inc.in.
“We would like to bring to your attention that approximately between 9.30 AM and 10.00 AM in the morning of Dec. 01, 2016; twitter account, website and email account mentioned aforesaid were hacked, compromised, illegally accessed, interfered with and manipulated,” he said.
“Ilk of BJP MP’s & central committee members should stop rumour mongering to protect hackers & divert attention.Pl worry about Digital safety,” he tweeted.
Congress had raised questions on the digital safety of all Indians and said it reflects disturbing insecurities of the prevalent “fascist culture” in the country.
Gandhi’s account was hacked last night around 8.45 PM and some messages with profanities were put out, but these were deleted soon thereafter.
“Such lowly tactics will neither drown the sane voice of reason nor deter Rahul Gandhi from raising people’s issues,” Surjewala had said.
“Such unscrupulous, unethical and roguish conduct of venal trolls to hack Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter handle reflects disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture.” Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel also tweeted, “The way @OfficeOfRG a/c got hacked, as cybercrime and Twitter watched helpless raises serious Q’s on digital safety, Digital India future.” “Those forcing country to adopt online payment overnight, have they taken steps to ensure a/c of ordinary ppl will be immune from hacking?,” he also said.
Earlier a MeityY official said in response to a PTI query, “We are probing the incident (hacking of Gandhi’s account).”
MeitY’s cyber security arm Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) will investigate the matter.
CERT-In has authority to collect information stored or communication carried out by any computer in the country for the purpose of cyber security. PTI SLB PRS ARU SKC GSN
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