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India Prime Minister’s official Twitter account hacked

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The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s personal website, as well as his official Twitter account, has been hacked.

Twitter confirmed the hack happened early today Thursday, September 3, as series of tweets were sent from the account asking its followers to donate cryptocurrency to the prime minister’s relief fund.

Twitter, in a statement, said it was aware of the activity and had taken steps to secure the account.

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The account @Narendramodi_in is the official Twitter handle for Modi’s personal website and has more than 2.5 million followers.

The account was created in May 2011.

Modi’s personal Twitter account, with more than 61 million followers, was unaffected by the incident.

“We are actively investigating the situation.

“At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

In July, hackers accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack celebrity accounts like U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, former U.S. president Barack Obama, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

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