Hackers targeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account, which was hacked, sending a tweet saying that India is adopting Bitcoin as an official currency.
Understandably, the incident caused quite a bit of confusion, especially since at the end of November Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced that the government had no intention of recognizing Bitcoin.
At the same time, the prime minister himself in a keynote speech had said that all democratic states must work together to “ensure that cryptocurrencies do not end up in the wrong hands, which can corrupt the youth”.
Account security restored
The post, of course, was quickly deleted and later the Prime Minister’s office announced via Twitter that Modi’s account had been compromised. After the office contacted Twitter, the security of the account was restored and access returned to Modi’s hands.