The Twitter accounts of the Uttar Pradesh government and Punjab Congress were hacked on Monday, with the Hackers posting NFT-related content.
Punjab Congres Twitter handle Hacked
The official Twitter handle of the Punjab Congress was hacked on Monday morning, the account posted over 100 tweets in which random users were tagged. The post that was pinned — with a GIF image — read:
“In celebration for the reveal of the Beanz Official Collection, we have opened up an airdrop to all active NFT traders in the community for the next 24 hours! Claim Your Beanz (sic).”
UP CMs Official Twitter handle Hacked
The message found on the Twitter handle of the Punjab Congress was soon found on the account of the Uttar Pradesh government.
The incidents are a few days apart. After the handle of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s office posted random tweets (around 400-500) after it was hacked. The hack lasted for 29-30 minutes. After the restoration of the account, this was the official statement on the incident,
“An attempt was made to hack the official Twitter account @CMOfficeUP of the Chief Minister’s Office on April 09 at 12:30 am by anti-social elements, who had posted some tweets which were recovered immediately. (sic)”
The accounts of the IMD (India Meteorological Department) and the UGC (University Grants Commission) have also been hacked in the past 3 days.
“In celebration for the reveal of the Beanz Official Collection, we have opened up an airdrop to all active traders in the community for the next 2 hours!” the post put on the IMD account read, similar to what the Punjab Congress account carried on Monday.
The hacking of the UGC Twitter account was noticed when some unidentified hackers posted a thread of irrelevant tweets tagging several people.
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