In a span of 15 hours, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account has been hacked twice, with hackers posting abusive messages on the account. The Twitter account of Indian National Congress too was hacked on Thursday morning, with a similar set of abusive messages.
Among the various messages on the account, the hackers posted threats to the party that they would expose its secrets, and dared the party to take action against them.
One of the tweets posted said, “We are legion, do not f*** with us”.
It also threatened to “dump” internal mails of the Congress.
On Wednesday evening, to the amusement and shock of Twitter users, almost twelve abusive tweets were posted from Rahul Gandhi’s account.
As Rahul Gandhi’s social media managers tried to contain the problem and delete the tweets, more started appearing on his timeline. Abusive tweets were even pinned to his account one after the other.
At one point his twitter account name was changed to Retarted Gandhi and his display picture was changed to a white screen.
The Indian National Congress has lodged a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Delhi police, but Twitter India has not yet responded to the hackings. A few weeks ago the Twitter account of Chief Economic Arvind Subramaniam was also hacked.
The Congress Vice President spoke about the incident in the parliament and said this incident raises a "huge question" mark on the digital security in the country.