New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website twitter handle was hacked as reported by twitter. However it has now been restored. The hacker who hacked the handle has identified himself as ‘John Wick.’
He tweeted – ‘Yes, this account is hacked by John Wick ([email protected]), We have not hacked Paytm Mall,”
The account which has over 2.5 million followers is the official Twitter handle for Modi’s personal website as well as the Narendra Modi mobile application. The tweets, which have since been taken down, asked the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
PM Narendra Modi's personal website's twitter account @narendramodi_in has been hacked by a hacker claiming to be John Wick [email protected]
4 tweets have been tweeted by the hacker asking to donate to PM Relief fund via crypto currency!#Hacked pic.twitter.com/zRVmPdh2d1
— Tech Takneek (@TechTakneek) September 3, 2020
PM Modi's Twitter account hacked.
🙄😕 Bitcoin? John Wick? Paytm Mall?
screenshots source: twitter pic.twitter.com/gj4E2Oai5z
— Irfan (@simplyirfan) September 2, 2020
The hacker identified
John Wick is a 2014 American action-thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad. The film John Wick stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Bridget Moynahan and many other Hollywood stars. The movie follows the story of an ex-hit-man who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.
The hacker chose to use the code name John Wick on September 2 to hack PM Modi’s Twitter account, which happens to be Keanu Reeves’s birthday. Earlier, many hackers have taken up the name ‘Elliot Alderson’ from Mr.Robot, played by Rami Malek who plays a hacker, but John Wick isn’t shown as a cyber-security expert or a hacker in any of the movies.