BJP chief JP Nadda’s Twitter account was hacked this morning. Tweets from his account show messages asking for cryptocurrency donations to Russia, whose troops surrounded the Ukrainian capital Kiev after President Vladimir Putin authorized an invasion three days ago.
The tweets disappeared about five minutes after they appeared. The hackers sought donations in cryptocurrency.
Hackers have recently targeted the social media accounts of political leaders in India, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account.
PM Modi’s personal Twitter account was briefly compromised in December last year, after it shared a scam link promising a bitcoin giveaway.
In September 2020, the Twitter account linked to PM Modi’s personal website and mobile app was hacked by an unknown group.