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Centre Issues Notice To Twitter Over Hack Targeting High-Profile Global Users

by Shreya

India’s cybersecurity nodal agency CERT-In has issued a notice to Twitter asking the micro-blogging platform for full details of the recent global hack targeting high-profile users, as it sought complete information on number of Indian users affected as well as impact on data, a source said.

The government has also demanded information of vulnerability exploited by attackers and modus operandi of the attack and sought details of remedial actions taken by Twitter to mitigate the impact of the hacking incident.

CERT-In has also asked Twitter for information on number of users from India who have visited the malicious tweets and links, and whether the affected users have been informed by the platform about unauthorised access to their Twitter accounts.

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Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) swung into action after reports that hackers gained access to systems to hack accounts of many global corporate leaders, politicians, celebrities and businesses.

In the recent times, Cyber attackers had hacked into the accounts of global high profile users  including former US President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden as well as many corporate leaders including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a purported Bitcoin scam.

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