Indian government issues notice to Twitter after high-profile hack

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On Wednesday last week, Twitter announced a data breach where hackers attacked several high-profile accounts in a bitcoin scam. Twitter detected the security incident and applied all its remediation efforts. Ever since that incident, the company has been giving details on the whole incident via its official blog post.

As per the latest report by news agency PTI, a source has revealed that India’s cybersecurity nodal agency CERT-In has issued a notice to Twitter asking the micro-blogging platform demanding complete details of the recent hack. The source also says that the details furnished will be useful to seek information on a number of Indian users who could be impacted. 

Apart from this, Twitter has also sought information on the number of users from India who could have visited the malicious tweets and links, and whether the affected users have been informed by the platform about this unauthorized access to their respective Twitter accounts.

The Indian government has also asked to furnish details about what the vulnerabilities were which sought access to attackers and what their modus operandi was. Also, how Twitter has been dealing with the incident and the steps taken to mitigate the impact of the hacking incident.

Cyber attackers had hacked into the Twitter accounts of several prominent names and this included former US President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden as well as many corporate leaders which included Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Ever since this report came out, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) swung into action and has been asking Twitter to give a detailed account of why this happened and how they will ensure the safety of accounts in the near future. 

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