India’s PM became a victim of cyberpunks in Twitter

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Narendra Modi

The Twitter account of Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, was attacked. Officials announced that the attacked account was connected with Modi's individual website and mobile app. The criminals called their account "John Wick". They sent messages requesting contributions in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies from the followers.

Wallet addresses for donations were published. Fortunately, based on blockchain records, no capitals were sent to any address. Probably, the users found the publications suspicious as a short while ago other accounts of famous people were attacked, among which those of U.S. President Barack Obama, vice president Joe Biden and entrepreneur Elon Musk.

The leader of those operations was found out to be a teenager, who managed to gain control over the network. He could easily access to any account he wanted. The group acted by Bitcoin giveaway plan.

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Now Twitter is taking steps not to allow suchlike attacks anymore.