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Modi’s twitter account hacked, ‘John Wick’ asks for bitcoins, Twitter ‘actively investigating’

New Delhi: Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s personal twitter handle showed a tweet, “yes, this account is hacked by John Wick”.

The hacker behind the breach has been asking users to donate Bitcoin and Ethereum, reports said.

According to the last of the now-deleted tweets, the hacking was claimed by a hacker called ‘John Wick’. However, it denied responsibility for the alleged Paytm Mall hack.

While Twitter confirmed on September 3 that it had taken down tweets posted by hackers on a handle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website, screenshots of the posts are now going viral on social media.

On September 3, Twitter confirmed that an account of PM Modi’s personal website had been hacked with a series of tweets asking followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.

It was reported on August 31, that e-commerce payment system and financial technology company Paytm had reportedly suffered a massive data breach after the hacker group, claimed by some as John Wick, targeted the company’s Paytm Mall database.

The attackers were reportedly demanding a ransom in exchange for the data.

However, Paytm refuted claims of a data breach and said that it had not found any security lapses yet.

 

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