Twitter account of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of India hacked

Hackers changed profile name and photo

Ministry informed that the account has been restored

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If the Twitter account of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under whose ambit social media like Twitter operate then, can the accounts of ordinary citizens ever be protected ?

New Delhi – The Twitter handle of India’s Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has been hacked on 12th January. The hackers also changed the account name and profile photo. The hackers used the picture of a fish with the name ‘Elon Musk’ on the profile. The account was restored as soon as it was noticed.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting reported the incident with disgust. Last month, in December 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter Handle was also hacked.

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