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Twitter confirms account of PM Narendra Modi's personal website hacked

Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.

Twitter said it was aware of the activity and took steps to protect the compromised account. "We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware that additional accounts have been affected," a Twitter spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

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Modi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the tweets posted to the narendramodi_in account. The tweets, which have since been taken down, asked followers to donate to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund via cryptocurrency.

The latest incident comes after several accounts of prominent personalities were hacked in July. The hackers then gained access to Twitter's internal systems to hijack some of the platform's top voices, including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama, and billionaire Elon Musk and used them to solicit digital currency.

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