The Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and mobile app was hacked early this morning, the social media giant has confirmed. Twitter said that it has taken “steps to secure the compromised account” and is “actively investigating” the situation. The microblogging site said it was aware of the activity with the website account of PM Modi and added that it has taken steps to secure it.
The account reportedly sent out tweets asking its followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
The account goes by the handle narendramodi_in and has 2.5 million followers and over 37,000 tweets since it was created in May 2011.
“We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement.