Twitter Account of India's Top Diplomat to the UN Hacked

Twitter Account of India's Top Diplomat to the UN Hacked

The Twitter account of Syed Akbaruddin, India's ambassador to the United Nations, was hacked late on Saturday allegedly by Turkish hackers.

Syed Akbaruddin's Twitter account was hacked on Saturday.

The hackers also changed the twitter handle from AkbaruddinIndia to AkbaruddinSyed which resulted in the account losing its verification badge.

However, the account was later restored along with the blue tick and the two photographs were also removed. Thanks to @TwitterIndia & many others who helped.

The tweets remained on the page for over an hour before they were deleted by Twitter based on a complaint by Akbaruddin.

As per the data from the Ministry of Home Affairs, more than 700 websites associated with the Indian government were hacked from 2013 to 2016.

The last tweet by the hackers was a bit puzzling for most Indian visitors on Akbaruddin's timeline - a Turkish channel's YouTube link to the song "Awaara Hoon".