Indian Prime Minister falls victim to crypto scam Twitter hack. Hackers took over one of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-linked Twitter accounts and posted messages asking his followers to make crypto donations.
According to a report from the news outlet India Today, a group of hackers operating under the alias ‘John Wick’ attacked Modi’s Twitter account narendramodi in, which is connected to its personal website and mobile app.
Several Tweets were posted on Sept. 2 having the prime minister’s 2.5 million followers to ”donate generously to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19.” At least two wallet addresses for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) were visible for some time before being taken down. However, according to blockchain data, no funds were sent to either address.
The party, which claimed responsibility for the violation by posting its email address, also specifically confirmed that it did not hack Paytm Mall e-commerce marketplace. An account claiming to represent the hackers bragged about gaining access to Paytm Mall in an online forum in Russia. However, in the Aug. 30 attack, parent company Paytm denied any data had been compromised.
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