Twitter handle of India’s top diplomat to UN shortly hacked


The Twitter handle of India’s top diplomat to the United Nations was on early Sunday morning hacked and later restored, Indian media reported.

As part of the cyber attack, two images were posted from the verified handle of Syed Akbaruddin, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

One of these showed the Pakistani flag, while the other was a picture of the President Mamnoon Hussain.

The identity of the hacker is not yet known.

It is noteworthy that during the attack, the account’s blue verification tick also disappeared, reported ANI.

Around 12 noon, the handle tweeted a message from Akbaruddin: I’m back. It will take more than a hack to keep me down. Thanks to @TwitterIndia & many others who helped.