Update: Ministry of Information Technology takes notice, asks Twitter to submit details of activities(last 6days)in Rahul Gandhi’s account which was hacked.
New Delhi: The verified Twitter account of Indian National Congress @INCIndia has been hacked. This comes a day after Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s official account @OfficeOfRG was hacked. In both cases, abusive content and some messages laden with expletives and profanities posted on it, the party said.
The Congress has, meanwhile, filed a complaint with the Cyber cell of Delhi Police on the hacking of its Vice President’s twitter account. Delhi Police seeks response from Twitter. The complaint was filed by party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, demanding strict action against those behind the hacking.
After the hacking, Congress raised questions on the digital safety of all Indians and said it reflects disturbing insecurities of the prevalent “fascist culture” in the country.
Surjewala tweeted, “Pre-meditated hacking of @OfficeOfRG smacks of a sinister conspiracy to abuse and intimidate. It strengthens our resolve to fight for the Nation.”
Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel also tweeted, “The way @OfficeOfRG a/c got hacked, as cybercrime and Twitter watched helpless raises serious Q’s on digital safety, Digital India future.”
“Those forcing country to adopt online payment overnight, have they taken steps to ensure a/c of ordinary ppl will be immune from hacking?,” he also said.
Opposition will raise this issue in both the houses on Friday.
Another set of hateful tweets continued to be posted from Rahul Gandhi’s account on Friday morning.
Congress alleges BJP behind the hack. However, BJP counter claim saying that there is no need to hack Rahul Gandhi or Congress’ account as they are not taken seriously.