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YSR Congress Party’s Twitter handle hacked

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Vijayawada,
Dec
10:

With
hackers
having
a
field
day
these
days,
the
YSR
Congress
Party
(YSRCP)
has
reported
that
its
Twitter
handle
has
been
hacked
with
multiple
bizarre
posts
put
out
over
the
last
few
hours.
The
account
has
not
been
restored
as
yet.
It
is
noteworthy
that
the
Twitter
handle
of
Union
Ministry
of
Jal
Shakti
too
was
hacked
on
December
1

After
hacking
the
party’s
official
handle,
the
hackers
pinned
a
post
on
the
account
pertaining
to
cryptocurrency
with
the
photo
of
Elon
Musk,
the
new
Twitter
CEO.
“To
support
crypto
community,
El­on
Mu­sk
initiated
5.000
BTC
and
100.000
ETH
GI­V­EAW­­AY.💰First
come,first
served:
https://medium.com/@tesIa_event/el-on-musk-of-ficial-e-th-and-b-tc-giv-eaway-f1052c2817a6.
📌Note:
you
can
take
a
gi­­­ft
only
once.
Please
hurry
up!!!
(sic),”
it
read.
Embed
https://twitter.com/YSRCParty/status/1601409517153320960?s=20&t=DAiF7ciQN12hGKrg7hFrvQ

YSR Congress Party’s Twitter handle hacked

The
hackers
also
reposted
several
posts
from
other
handles.
“Happy
Thanksgiving,
Apes.
The
Trial
begins
this
Christmas.
(sic),”
one
of
the
tweets
read.
“My
BAYC
x
SuperPlastic
arrived!
Well
worth
the
wait!
(sic)”,
another
one
read.

Devendra
Reddy
Gurrampati,
Andhra
Pradesh
Chief
Digital
Director,
confirmed
that
the
account
had
been
hacked
and
told
the
media
that
they
were
in
touch
with
Twitter
officials.
“We
have
complained
to
Twitter
and
they
are
working
on
that.
It
is
expected
to
be
resolved
soon,”
he
said.

Twitter handle of Jal Shakti ministry hacked brieflyTwitter
handle
of
Jal
Shakti
ministry
hacked
briefly

In
the
case
of
the
ministry
too,
its
Twitter
account
was
briefly
hacked
and
multiple
tweets
promoting
the
crypto
wallet
Sui
Wallet
were
posted
from
the
account.
However,
the
handle
was
restored
within
hours.
After
hacking
the
official
handle,
the
hackers
posted
around
80
tweets
and
tagged
several
government
handles
and
private
handles.

All
the
tweets
have
been
deleted
now.
The
ministry
has
confirmed
the
hacking
attack.
The
hackers
changed
the
official
profile
picture
with
Sui’s
logo
along
with
its
cover
image.
A
tweet
promoting
crypto
wallet
Sui
Wallet
was
first
posted
by
the
Jal
Shakti
ministry
account
at
5:38
am,
according
to
reports.

Besides,
the
hackers
also
targeted
the
servers
of
All
India
Institute
of
Medical
Sciences
(AIIMS),
Delhi’s
servers.
They
hacked
the
AIIMS
server
on
November
23
and
allegedly
demanded
Rs
200
crore
in
cryptocurrency.
However,
the
Delhi
Police
denied
any
ransom
demand
was
made.

Also,
attempts
were
made
to
hack
the
Indian
Council
of
Medical
Research
(ICMR)
website.
However,
it
could
not
be
hacked.

Story first published: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 15:15 [IST]



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