Hackers Compromise Twitter Account of India’s Prime Minister, Promote Bitcoin Giveaway Scam: Report | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack


The Twitter account of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was reportedly compromised by bad actors in an effort to perpetrate a Bitcoin giveaway scam.

According to a CNN report, the hackers sent out a message from Narendra Modi’s verified Twitter account claiming that India had adopted Bitcoin as legal tender.

The hackers also said that the Indian government had purchased hundreds of Bitcoin to distribute freely to all residents who clicked on a suspected scam link.

“India has officially accepted Bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and is distributing them to all residents of the country.”

The fake message is coming months after El Salvador officially adopted Bitcoin as a legal tender. In June, El Salvador also announced that it would buy Bitcoin worth approximately $135 million at the time to distribute to adult citizens.

Following the security breach, the Office of the Prime Minister of India later tweeted that all messages sent while the account was compromised “must be ignored.”

Narendra Modi’s Twitter account boasts approximately 73.4 million followers while the Office of the Prime Minister of India’s Twitter account has 45.4 million followers.

This is not the first time a Twitter account associated with India’s current Prime Minister was compromised to advance suspected crypto scams.

In September of 2020, the Twitter account of Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked, according to a BBC report. The hacker(s) went on to post a message appealing for cryptocurrency donations to the “Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for COVID-19,” per the report.

Check Price Action

Don’t Miss a Beat – Subscribe to get crypto email alerts delivered directly to your inbox

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Telegram

Surf The Daily Hodl Mix

&nbsp
Check Latest News Headlines

 

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed at The Daily Hodl are not investment advice. Investors should do their due diligence before making any high-risk investments in Bitcoin, cryptocurrency or digital assets. Please be advised that your transfers and trades are at your own risk, and any loses you may incur are your responsibility. The Daily Hodl does not recommend the buying or selling of any cryptocurrencies or digital assets, nor is The Daily Hodl an investment advisor. Please note that The Daily Hodl participates in affiliate marketing.

Featured Image: Shutterstock/Liu zishan/Konstantin Faraktinov





Original Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

38 − = twenty nine