Fraud and Scams

Indian Prime Minister is the New Target of Crypto Hack Scam in Twitter

Indeed, there’s no exemption to hackers.

Joining the victims of the Twitter crypto hack is one prominent figure is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Their accounts were controlled to post messages asking his followers to make crypto donations.

From news circulating in India Today, Modi’s Twitter account @narendramodi_in was hacked. That profile was also linked to his personal website and his mobile app.

The group concealed themselves to an operating pseudonym of ‘John Wick.’

The account, which has 2.5 million followers, has posted a post captivating” donate generously to PM National Relief Fund for Covid-19.”

In the latter part, at least two wallet addresses for Bitcoin and Ethereum were visible before being taken down.

Good thing, upon checking of blockchain data, no funds were successfully sent to either address.

Moreover, the group who also claimed responsibility for the breach by posting its email address vulgarly stated it did not attack the e-commerce marketplace Paytm Mall.

In the meantime, an account claiming to represent the hackers exposed themselves about the strict access to Paytm Mall in a Russian online forum.

Yet, allegations were sent by the parent company PayTm to these statements.

With this incident, Modi added to the count of famous figures being attacked and manipulated thru social media asking for crypto funds

Back on July 15, at least 130 high-profile Twitter accounts — including U.S. President Barack Obama and former VP Joe Biden — were snatched by hackers who pretended and devised a fake 2-to-1′ giveaway’ for any Bitcoin sent.

In the recent news, the primary culprit to this was reportedly the 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark and two other individuals connected to the attack. A fourth hacker is under investigation.

Scammers also used Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez’s name to share a fake crypto investment system.

The modus aims the country’s most vulnerable citizens seeking economic relief amid the pandemic.

On a separate note, the Indian courts removed the ban on cryptocurrency trading in March, which resulted in the industry’s boom in the country.

But just lately, the Central Bank of India has notified that they are doing the legal framework for cryptocurrency.

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