PM Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account was 'briefly compromised' in the early hours of Sunday. While the account was quickly restored, a tweet endorsing cryptocurrencies had already been sent from the account, which has since been deleted. The post had a link to a dubious website promising a Bitcoin giveaway, claiming New Delhi purchased Bitcoins and planned to distribute them to the country's citizens.
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Modi's Twitter account has over 73mn followers, making him one of the most popular users on the platform. In September 2020, the Twitter account of his personal app/website was hacked by an unknown organization. Many renowned Twitter accounts have recently been hacked to promote cryptocurrencies—including US President Joe Biden, ex-US President Barack Obama, rapper Kanye West, and billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates and Elon Musk.
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