Late on Wednesday night, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was hacked. After several tweets were sent out from his account, the party’s IT cell finally managed to restore the account. Some relief.
But Thursday morning comes with another shoch. The official Twitter handle of the Congress Party (INCIndia) was flooded with expletive tweets. It took close to an hour for the IT cell to reclaim control of the official handle.
While the Congress was blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party for the hacking on Wednesday, there is no information yet on who was behind the act.
Nevertheless, Twitter is having its share of fun.
— gab.ai/kamal (@Kamaalsharma) December 1, 2016
— A Dizzle (@niceguyintown) December 1, 2016
@SirJadeja Hackers to Congress: Privacy in mail is just a Myth my friend.
— Sheetal Jain (@RealSheetal) December 1, 2016
Official Twitter account of Congress and Rahul Gandhi hacked! This is some awesome Mr. Robot shit we are experiencing! Yay!!_
— Sarc_______ (@AtulBhsMishra) December 1, 2016
— Sameer Desai (@SameerDes) December 1, 2016
Conspiracies about how it began have started floating too.
Hacking of Official Twitter handle of Cong & Pappu seems 2 b a planned conspiracy by Congress itself 2 gain sympathy & few more followers _
— Sandesh __ (@Sandesh_Says) December 1, 2016
— Ajay (@ranoat) December 1, 2016
Jokes about Rahul Gandhi also started doing the rounds.
So RaGa and Congress’ Twitter were hacked. The hacker has a sense of humor but as long as RG is around you’ll always be the second best mate
— baba (@roflbaba) December 1, 2016
After Rahul Gandhi, Congress official account is hacked.
My reaction!!! pic.twitter.com/1SnI0wwawl
— Dhruv Singh (@Eaglesiar) December 1, 2016
— Marwari Techie (@govindmantri2) December 1, 2016
But jokes apart, it is a breach of security. The Congress and Rahul Gandhi will surely have to do a thorough check into their accounts.