Twitter account associated with PM Narendra Modi’s personal website and the app was recently hacked as confirmed by the social media giant itself. The account that goes by the name narendramodi_in has around 2.5 million followers.
The hacked account had posted asking people to donate to the PM National Relief Fund for COVID-19 and included an address for people to donate bitcoin. Screenshot of those tweets is now doing rounds on social media. As per a statement by Twitter, the account has been secured and tweets posted after the account was hacked have also been deleted.
We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted.
Earlier in July, the official Twitter accounts of other celebrities like Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk were also hacked.
While all these hacks had also tweeted asking people to donate money in bitcoin, Twitter told Gadgets 360 that it has found no correlation between this account compromise and the one in July.
As the news of the account being hacked came just a day after Modi government’s ban on PUBG, Desi Twitter started correlating both and shared memes.
Months after the Twitter accounts of several prominent personalities were hacked, now the microblogging site has confirmed that the Twitter account for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked on Thursday.
As per the report by, Times Now News, the account was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday.
After the account hack, a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency. While talking about the issue, a Twitter spokeswoman said, “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted.”
Here are some reactions:
— _humourouslyyours_ (@_Satirist_) September 3, 2020
Narendra modi twitter account is #Hacked
Le pubg players : pic.twitter.com/xgpZbGJNHy
— Shivam Patel (@ShivamP64056835) September 3, 2020
Modi Ji's twitter account is #Hacked .
PUBG lovers to Hacker.. pic.twitter.com/JadlQFpVLo
— UMANG (@cricktomania) September 3, 2020
Le Othe people:-.. pic.twitter.com/zsN8CenN4n
— Sp_Patil_Swapnil (@Sp_PatilSwapnil) September 3, 2020
NaMo twitter account #Hacked
— Nitesh Bainagari (@niteshcasm) September 3, 2020
— Viraj Garje (@VirajGarje) September 3, 2020