Rahul Gandhi's Twitter Account Hacked. Here's How Internet Reacted
File photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (GETTY IMAGES)
The official twitter handle of the Indian National Congress was hacked on Thursday morning, a day after the account of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi was hacked.
After Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked, expletives and abuses were posted on the handle for as long as 66 minutes.
The hackers had removed Rahul's profile picture and changed the title of the account from @OfficeOfRG to an abusive one.
However, all the abusive tweets were later deleted.
Congress said the hacking exposed the vulnerability of cyber security and digital platforms. It also said it's an eye opener for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The party had filed a complaint with the cyber cell of Delhi Police on Wednesday night after Rahul Gandhi's twitter account was hacked.
But by then the damage had been done and social media users had a mixed reaction to the hacking of Gandhi's Twitter account.
While some believed that it was done by someone from within the Congress party to sabotage the demonetisation drive, others felt that Gandhi and the party were a victim of cyber hacking.
Although the matter is grave and the Delhi police will probe the entire issue, a few people saw the lighter side of things and posted some hilarious one-liners on the microblogging site.
Here's how netizens reacted:
— The Masakadzas (@Nesenag) November 30, 2016
— Overtly Covert (@bwoyblunder) November 30, 2016
— Digital Bhavesh (@gbkansara) November 30, 2016
— Arvind Kejriwal (@TroluKejri) November 30, 2016
#RahulGandhi's twitter account has only one meaning. Detractors are listening his voice and are unable to digest truth.More power to RG!
— Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) November 30, 2016
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) November 30, 2016
— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) November 30, 2016
*Rahul Gandhi types his password*
Twitter : Your password is incorrect
*Rahul Gandhi types "incorrect"*
— Nerd Stark (@itsaashuu) November 30, 2016
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 30, 2016
Why hackers target only Rahul Gandhi and Congress and not Modi and BJP ? Dal me kuch kala hai ji.
— St.sinner (@retheeshraj10) December 1, 2016
It takes for Rahul Gandhi's twitter account to be hacked for the mainstream media to begin talking about data security. lamentable.
— Uthara (@utharaganesh) December 1, 2016
With input from IANS.
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