Tamil Nadu minister KN Nehru’s Twitter account was hacked on Friday night, a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) IT wing secretary said.
“The Twitter account of Honourable Minister Thiru K N Nehru, which was handled by his personal team of admins, seems to have been hacked last night”, TRB Raja stated in his tweet.
“A complaint has been raised with Twitter India by the DMK IT wing. We constantly advise everyone to ensure security via TFA etc”, he added in his tweet.
KN Nehru’s official Twitter handle with a blue tick has 2.4 lakh followers. Nehru’s Twitter account currently states as “NASA’s page for updates from the International Space Station, the world-class lab orbiting Earth 250 miles above. For the latest research, follow @ISS_Research.”
After being hacked, a number of tweets uploaded by “ISS Research”, “International Space Station” and “NASA”, “NASA en espanol” have been retweeted by Nehru’s Twitter handle.
Twitter accounts of several others politicians were hacked earlier too.
In April, Twitter account of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) with over four million followers had been hacked.
The breach UP CMO (@CMOfficeUP) Twitter account had come to light when unknown hackers used the UP CMO Twitter handle to publish a post based on a tutorial called “How to turn your BAYC/MAYC animated on Twitter”. In addition, a cartoonist picture was used as a profile picture on the UP CMO account. The unidentified hackers also posted a thread of some random tweets on the UP CMO account.
However it was restored later.