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BJP Chief’s Account Hacked; post requests donation in cryptocurrency for Russia

The Twitter account of BJP chief JP Nadda was briefly hacked in the morning of today (February 27). While the account was being hacked, the hacker solicited cryptocurrency donations for Russia amid the war between Russia and Ukraine. Notably, his account was restored after a short time. The now-deleted tweet asked for donations in Bitcoin and Ethereum for Russia. Also read – Twitter Tips: Add content warning to multimedia tweets

According to the tweet, “Stand with the people of Russia. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin and Ethereum.” In addition, a tweet in Hindi asking viewers to stand next to the Ukrainian population is now accepting cryptocurrency donations, and the pinned tweet shared two links for the said donations. Also read – YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Ban Ads Due to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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This was followed by a tweet in Hindi in which he apologized and announced that the account had been hacked. This tweet also read: “Donate to Russia as it needs our help”. These tweets were deleted minutes later.

It wasn’t the first time a politician’s account had been hacked. Last December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account was also hacked, where the hackers tweeted claiming that “India has officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and is distributing it among all residents of the country. you. The future has come today!” The government’s cybersecurity division, CERT-In, has commissioned a high-level investigation into this incident.

In response to the hacking incident, Twitter released an official statement saying: “We have 24×7 open lines of communication with the Prime Minister’s Office and our teams have taken the necessary steps to secure the compromised account as soon as we became aware of this activity. .”

On the other hand, with the escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Twitter has announced to ban Russian media from running ads on the platform “to ensure that critical public safety information is raised and that ads do not detract from it.”

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