Narendra Modi’s Twitter account, which has over 73 million followers, was hacked in the early hours of Sunday, according to his office.
“Bitcoin has been declared legal tender in India.” The government has officially purchased 500 bitcoins and is giving them to all citizens of the country,” according to a spam tweet about cryptocurrencies that was later removed.
Following the news, the Indian Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement saying, “The incident was raised to Twitter and the account was swiftly protected. Any Tweet shared during the brief period that the account was compromised must be ignored.”
It further stated that the account with the handle @narendramodi had been restored following the brief disruption.
#Hacked became a trending topic in the second-most popular country before Modi’s account was restored, and screenshots were posted on Twitter by social media users.