Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account hacked, tweet related to bitcoin now deleted
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account was hacked on Sunday morning according to an official report from his office. The account which has the handle as @narendramodi has now been restored after the brief incident.
The issue was reported to Twitter post which the access to the account was restored immediately. According to the official statement by Prime Minister’s office Twitter account, “The Twitter handle of PM @narendramodi was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured. In the brief period that the account was compromised, any tweet shared must be ignored.”
Before the account was restored, there was a tweet sent that read, “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.”
Currently, there is no plan by the Indian government to legalize any cryptocurrency. In late November, Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government has no proposal to recognize Bitcoin as a currency in India.