‘Stand with People of Russia’: BJP Chief JP Nadda’s Twitter Account Restored After a Brief Hack
The BJP national president's Twitter account was restored moments after it was briefly hacked.
New Delhi: The Twitter account of BJP chief JP Nadda was briefly hacked on Sunday morning and several tweets were made from his account asking for cryptocurrency donations for Russia that has invaded Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin authorised a military operation three days ago. Nadda’s account was also renamed to ‘ICJ Owns India’ during the hacked period. Multiple tweets were posted from BJP president J P Nadda’s account on the Ukraine crisis and also on cryptocurrency issues, in another case of hacking of a prominent public figure’s Twitter account.
The tweets said, “Stand with the people of Russia. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin and Ethereum.” It added, in Hindi, “Stand with the people of Ukraine. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations.”
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Speaking on the matter, Electronics and Technology Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the matter has been reported to the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), and an investigation is on. BJP sources said Nadaa’s account was compromised briefly.
“It is now under control. We are speaking with Twitter to ascertain the exact reason,” a party leader said. One tweet from Nadda’s account solicited donations to help Ukraine and another sought to help Russia. “Now accepting crypto currency donations,” it added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was also hacked briefly in December last year, and message related to Bitcoin was posted. Some other handles, including those of government departments, were recently hacked as well.
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