New Delhi | Jagran Message Desk: The University Grants Commission (UGC) India official Twitter name was recovered Sunday after it was hacked late Saturday night. This is the third government handle compromised in the last 48 hours.
The hackers created multiple tweets in which they posted a long thread of irrelevant tweets related to NFT traders, tagging numerous unknown individuals around the world. The hacker also changed the profile picture of the handle and put in a cartoonist picture as the display picture.
The UGC Twitter handle with the username @ugc_india currently has around 2,96,000 followers. The account is also linked to its official website.
UGC India official Twitter account was hacked. pic.twitter.com/t37ui8KNuC
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April 9, 2022
The Twitter accounts of the Office of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the Indian Meteorological Department of India (IMD) were also previously hacked.
A related case against unknown persons under the relevant sections of the IT Act has been registered at Lucknow Cyber Police Station. The matter is being examined by a team of experts from the DGP office.
In addition, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced that it will take strict action against those responsible for hacking the account. The case is currently being investigated by cyber experts.
This isn’t the first time criminals have attempted to take over the administrative Twitter account handles of various government officials. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was also hacked multiple times. However, they were immediately restored. The cyber security cell takes such cases very seriously and appropriate action will be taken against the person found responsible.