Hackers Take Over Narendra Modi’s Website Twitter Account to Prove Innocence in Paytm Mall Breach

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A Twitter account linked to Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked in the wee hours of Thursday, 3rd September 2020. The hacker group, identifying themselves as ‘John Wick’, sent out a series of tweets that were meant to clear their name in a separate hack involving Paytm Mall, they confirmed to Hindustan Times. The account, which has over 2.5 million followers, hacked is different from PM’s official Twitter account.

PM Modi Twitter Hacked: Details

Modi Twitter Account Hacked
Several accounts reported Modi’s Hacked Twitter Account

Hackers have again managed to bypass Twitter’s 2-Factor Authentication, after PM’s Twitter account was hacked. A similar Bitcoin scam was carried out last month that saw Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple compromised.

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed, after several reports, that the account — @narendramodi_in — was compromised around 3 AM on Thursday. “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted”, the Twitter spokesperson said.

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The tweets have been taken down since then, and the account has been restored.

Account asking for donation to PMNRF

Initially, the tweets sent out were asking for a donation to their cryptocurrency wallet that the hackers said was linked to the “PM National Relief Fund”. Obviously, this was going straight to their pockets and not to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

In an email to Hindustan Times, the hacker group John Wick, said “There is no other intention to hack this account. Recently fake news of our name saying PayTM mall [was] hacked by us. So we have sent an email to all news publishers in India [that] it’s not us, no one replied, so we decided to post something.”

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Also Read: Bitcoin Scammers Hack Twitter Accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Others

More about Paytm Mall Breach

Paytm Mall was recently hacked that saw a lot of data being leaked

A few days ago, Paytm Mall — the e-commerce marketplace wing of payment giant Paytm — was hacked according to risk intelligence platform Cyble. The group blamed ‘John Wick’ for this hack, that later hacked PM Modi’s account just to confront that they had nothing to do with it.

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A hacker group — which is now unknown — was able to gain unrestricted access to Paytm Mall’s entire database using a backdoor/ Admin. The cybercriminals demanded a ransom of 10 ETH (roughly Rs. 3.12 lakh).

A Paytm spokesperson, later, confirmed that Paytm has not found any security lapses and the data is company’s data was safe and secure.

Also Read: Twitter Hack: Here’s all the Alarming New Details!

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