The Twitter account of Tamil Nadu Minister V Senthil Balaji was briefly hacked on Sunday as it was showing a different display name, and requested people to make use of crypto currencies.
The account of the Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise has over two lakh followers and that was restored later in the day.
T R B Rajaa, the DMK MLA and son of veteran party leader and DMK MP T R Baalu, said, “Minister Senthil Balajis personal twitter handle has been hacked supposedly using malware.” “We have written to @twitterIndia regarding the same and hope the issue will be resolved as soon as possible,” he said in a tweet.
“And hes back,” Rajaa said the Ministers account was restored.
Rajaa shared the response received from Twitter that had said, “password reset link has been sent to the users preferred e-mail address. He should be able to regain access to the account from there.” Meanwhile, the Minister cleared the air about the incident and thanked those involved in restoring his account.
“Dear all, my Twitter account is now alright and restored. Thanks for your concern and support. Many thanks to the State cyber crime wing, twitter officials and all others,” Balaji said.
Several supporters of Balaji expressed concern over the hacking and extended their support to him.
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