Government issues notice to Twitter regarding recent hacking of globally high profile users; probes for further details

The government of India has issued a notice addressed to the micro-blogging site Twitter about recent reports of hacking. Twitter was unavailable to comment on the notice

By Akanksha Sridhara, July 18, 2020 21:25 IST

CERT-In, India's cybersecurity agency sent the micro-blogging site Twitter a notice. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) comes under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India. The notice comes after a series of hacking incidents was reported by high profile users. The notice seeks to obtain information about the Indian users affected. It aims to know the number of affected users and the impact of the data, a source revealed. In short, the government seeks to gain a detailed report about the reports of hacking.
 
A source told PTI that CERT-In has asked for details about the numbers of users who have visited the malicious tweets and links. They also want to know if the affected users have received information about unauthorized access.
 
The famous micro-blogging site was not immediately available to comment.
 
The reports of hackers have gained access to accounts of high profile users came out recently. The users include global corporate leaders, politicians, celebrities and businesses. CERT-In sprung into action right after the reports came out.
 
Former US President Barack Obama, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reported accounts of hacking on Wednesday.

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