Gibberish posts made by the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting appeared upon its course of events toward the beginning of today, indicating the account may have been compromised.
The posts – all of them about Tesla chief Elon Musk – disappeared about half an hour after they first appeared.
“Great job. New Year event,” the hacked tweet said.
It also retweeted a post by Elon Musk’s verified handle that criticized a solar tax move in California.
“Bizarre anti-environment move by the government of California,” Elon Musk had tweeted, which the hacked handle of the I&B Ministry retweeted.
The ministry has not commented on the incident yet, however, the posts have been removed now.
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle was hacked, and a tweet asserting that India has “officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender” was put out from it.
The Prime Minister’s Office later said the record was promptly gotten after the matter was escalated to Twitter.
In July 2020 more than 100 famous accounts were breached including those of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West and Apple Inc. Once they got access, the attackers went on to promote a Bitcoin scam to millions of these victims’ followers.