On Wednesday, the official Twitter handle of the ministry of information and broadcasting seemed to be briefly hacked.
Several journalists tweeted that the name of the handle was briefly changed to “Elon Musk” and the timeline had a series of tweets urging people to click on a link. The hackers also changed the font of the handle.
It seems the official Twitter handle of the I&B Ministry @MIB_India was hacked temporarily. Renamed after billionaire Elon Musk, with a number of what appear to be spam tweets. pic.twitter.com/q1GG7ZTwi1
According to a by India Today, the Twitter accounts of the Indian Council of World Affairs, Indian Medical Association and Mann Deshi Mahila Bank were also hacked on January 3. The handles were renamed “Elon Musk” in that case too. The report also states that during the January 3 hackings the font of the handle was the same as this time. Those behind the hackings have not yet been identified.
Last month, prime minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was also with Bitcoin posts.