(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Twitter has said that an account for the personal website of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been hacked.
A series of tweets were sent from the account asking followers to donate cryptocurrency to a relief fund.
Twitter said it was aware of the activity and had taken steps to secure the compromised account.
This is the latest high-profile security breach after similar attacks in July on US presidential hopeful Joe Biden and Tesla founder Elon Musk.
The account, with over 2.5m followers, is the official Twitter handle for Mr Modi’s personal website.
His personal Twitter account, which was unaffected by this incident, has more than 61m followers.