Gujarat Police Twitter account hacked temporarily, now restored | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack

Gujarat Police’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday and renamed after Telsa CEO Elon Musk. The account has now been restored.


The Twitter account of Gujarat Police was hacked on Monday and renamed after Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Taking to Twitter, Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi said, “This is to make everyone aware that the official handle (Twitter) of Gujarat Police has been hacked. Requesting not to respond to the messages or any information shared by them till further notice.”

The miscreants had changed the name of the Gujarat Police’s twitter handle to Elon Musk as well as changed the display picture to that of a spaceship.

The account has been restored now.

Meanwhile, the Twitter accounts of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Mann Deshi Mahila Bank (a micro-finance Bank), were hacked in a similar manner in January this year. The alleged hackers had renamed the handle as ‘Elon Musk’.

The personal Twitter handle of PM Modi was also briefly hacked in December last year. While the account was restored shortly after, a tweet promoting cryptocurrency had already been shared from the handle and was later deleted.

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