Hackers attacked the personal Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
On his behalf, they wrote that Bitcoin is now the official currency of India. The hacked account also said that India bought 500 BTC and plans to distribute them to their citizens.
Bitcoin scammers declare the cryptocurrency as India's legal tender. pic.twitter.com/uTe1R7XUWZ
— Priya (@supesuonna) December 11, 2021
The cybercriminals also attached a link to a fraudulent site, so that Indian residents can get their share of bitcoin. However, at the time of writing, the fake tweet has been deleted and PM Modi Twitter account is restored.
The Twitter handle of PM @narendramodi was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured.
In the brief period that the account was compromised, any Tweet shared must be ignored.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 11, 2021
Recall that in September 2020, the Prime Minister of India’s Twitter account was hacked for the first time. At that time an unknown person posted a fake call to transfer funds in crypto to his account.