Hacker Hijacks Twitter Account of Indian Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Asks Followers for Crypto

Hacker Hijacks Twitter Account of Indian Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Asks Followers for Crypto

Gate Trade News Friday, September 4, 2020 63 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the latest victim of a Twitter hack undertaken to trick social media users into sending cryptocurrency to the attackers.

 

According to a report by the Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday, a Twitter account of Modi's personal website known as the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) was hacked.

 

A series of tweets were posted by hackers asking the PMNRF's 2.5 million followers to donate to the relief fund using cryptocurrency, Twitter has confirmed.

 

It is unclear whether funds were sent to a private wallet address or how much may have been siphoned off.

 

Funds from the PMNRF are generally used to provide relief to families of those killed in natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, and earthquakes. Donations are usually paid in fiat.