The Twitter account of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Jagat Prakash Nadda was hacked on Sunday morning, with several tweets asking for donations in cryptocurrency to help Russia and Ukraine.
A now-deleted tweet sought cryptocurrency donations for Ukraine while another tweet, also deleted, was posted saying the account was hacked and the donations are actually for Russia as they are the ones who “need assistance”.
Hackers have targeted the social media accounts of political leaders in India including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account in recent times.
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.
(With inputs from agencies)