I&B Ministry’s Twitter Account ‘Briefly Compromised’, Restored

"Twitter account of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was briefly comprised this morning. The account has been restored," the ministry tweeted.

Updated: January 12, 2022 10:45 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

I&B Ministry's Twitter Account 'Briefly Compromised', Restored
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New Delhi: The Twitter account of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was ‘briefly compromised’ on Wednesday morning. The ministry’s official handle was renamed as ‘Elon Musk’ and was posting “great job” for some time. However, the account was restored immediately.

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“Twitter account of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was briefly comprised this morning. The account has been restored,” the ministry tweeted. As per the reports, CERT-IN, the IT security group of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeIT), is looking into the matter.

Earlier last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account was briefly hacked and a tweet claiming that India has “officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender” was put out from it.

“India has officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and is distributing them to all residents of the country”,  a tweet on PM Modi’s Twitter timeline was shared on December 12. However, when the matter was escalated to Twitter, the account was immediately secured.

On January 3, the Twitter accounts of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Mann Deshi Mahila Bank (a microfinance Bank) were hacked and renamed as ‘Elon Musk’.

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Published Date: January 12, 2022 10:29 AM IST

Updated Date: January 12, 2022 10:45 AM IST