The supply aware of the event instructed PTI that CERT-In has additionally requested Twitter for data on variety of customers from India who’ve visited the malicious tweets and hyperlinks, and whether or not the affected customers have been knowledgeable by the platform about unauthorised entry to their Twitter accounts.
The federal government has additionally demanded data of vulnerability exploited by attackers and modus operandi of the assault and sought particulars of remedial actions taken by Twitter to mitigate the impression of the hacking incident.
Twitter was not instantly accessible for feedback.
Indian Laptop Emergency Response Group (CERT-In) swung into motion after studies that hackers gained entry to Twitter’s methods to hack accounts of many world company leaders, politicians, celebrities and companies.
Cyber attackers had hacked into the Twitter accounts of worldwide excessive profile customers – together with former US President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden in addition to many company leaders together with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Invoice Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk – on Wednesday in a purported Bitcoin rip-off.