Indian government serious about Twitter hack; seeks more information

 Indian government serious about Twitter hack; seeks more information

Following the hacking of high profile accounts, the Indian government has served notice to Twitter. The nodal security agency, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a notice requesting information on recent hacking attempts.


The government agency wants to know how Twitter is working to fix the vulnerabilities. 

India’s cybersecurity agency, CERT-In wants to know the details of the security measures adopted by Twitter. 

The government has also asked for information on the number of Indian users affected by the attack. According to the source, CERT-In has asked whether the affected Indian users have been informed about the unauthorised access to their Twitter accounts. 

The government is keen on understanding the information on vulnerability exploited by attackers and modus operandi behind the attacks. CERT-In wants to know the remedial measures that Twitter has decided to implement to mitigate the impact of the hacking incident. 

Twitter is likely to face multiple inquiries including details about the incident and number of Indian users affected along with the impact on data. CERT-In has decided to take prompt action after reports that hackers gained access to Twitter’s system to hack accounts of many global corporate leaders, politicians, celebrities and businesses. 

The global hacking incident targeted high profile Twitter accounts including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and several other official accounts of organisations.

 The hack was targeted to lure people into sending bitcoin to an anonymous crypto wallet ID. Twitter users across the world became the victim of the bogus message and sent the money. Scammers have reportedly received over $100,000 worth of cryptocurrency. 

While this is not the first attack targeting Twitter, it is the first time it has involved high profile accounts to scam other users. The micro-blogging site will have to regain the trust of its global users after this attack. 

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