Attackers hacked the personal Twitter of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On his behalf, they wrote about the recognition of the first cryptocurrency as a legal means of payment in the country.
The fake publication also said that India had bought 500 Bitcoin (BTC) and planned to distribute them among citizens.
In addition, the attackers attached a link to a fraudulent website allegedly for citizens to receive their share of Bitcoin. At the time of writing, the fake tweet has been deleted.
A fake call to transfer funds in cryptocurrency
This was not the first time when attackers hacked Modi’s account. Earlier in September 2020, unknown people hacked the Prime Minister of India’s Twitter account and posted a fake call to transfer funds in cryptocurrency.
The number of subscribers of @narendramodi_in was 2.5 million. It is not known for certain whether anyone has made money transfers and in what amount.
Thus, the funds of this fund are used to help the families of those who died as a result of natural disasters, including floods, cyclones and earthquakes. Moreover, donations usually come in fiat money.
A large-scale attack on the pages of Elon Musk, Bill Gates and other celebrities
Before that, unknown attackers hacked the Twitter accounts of Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, Bill Gates, Justin Sun, Elon Musk and many other pages. They posted messages about a fake distribution of 5,000 BTC from an unknown Cryptoforhealth site.
In March 2021, Graham Ivan Clark, 18, was sentenced to three years in prison with a subsequent probation period. His young age allowed the hacker to count on the status of a “young adult criminal”. Therefore, to avoid a minimum 10-year prison sentence for such adult offenses. The term will remain in force in the absence of violations of the probation period.