New Delhi: The official Twitter account of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) was hacked briefly on Wednesday and later restored. According to officials, some posts tagging entrepreneur Elon Musk were tweeted from the ministry’s Twitter handle. This happened for around 10-15 minutes after which the Twitter handle was restarted. There were random posts and replies tagging Elon Musk. It is too early to comment on the investigational aspect of the matter as the action plan is yet to be finalized, a ministry official said. (MIB account hack)
The account @mib_india has been restored. This is for the information of all the followers.
— Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (@MIB_India) January 12, 2022
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Tweets deleted after account has been restored
According to reports, the hackers retweeted several of Musk’s posts and also tweeted Great Job from the official handle of the ministry. The tweets were deleted after the account was restored. The ministry tweeted @Mib_india’s account has been restored. This is for the information of all the followers.
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Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle was also briefly hacked and a tweet claimed that India had legally adopted bitcoin as legal tender. However, the Prime Minister’s Office later said that the account was immediately secured after the matter was escalated on Twitter. (MIB account hack)