New Delhi: The Twitter account of BJP chief JP Nadda was hacked on Sunday morning, with several tweets asking for donations in cryptocurrency to help Russia and Ukraine. A now-deleted tweet sought cryptocurrency donations for Ukraine while another tweet, also deleted, was posted saying the account was hacked and the donations are actually for Russia as they are the ones who “need assistance”.
The tweets disappeared some five minutes after they appeared.the BJP is yet to issue a clarification on the hacking.
“Stand with the people of Russia. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin and Ethereum,” the tweet read.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for electronics and technology, told news agency that the government is aware of the hack and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking into it.
Ukraine’s crowdfunding efforts have raised more than $5 million in Bitcoin, Ether and other tokens since Friday, according to a Bloomberg report, as Russian troops continue to encircle Kyiv to overthrow President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukraine’s official Twitter handle shared details of the crypto wallets on Saturday, which was confirmed by one of the country’s top cyberdefense officials that the tweet and the wallet details were accurate, the report said.
Stand with the people of Ukraine. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT.
BTC – 357a3So9CbsNfBBgFYACGvxxS6tMaDoa1P
ETH and USDT (ERC-20) – 0x165CD37b4C644C2921454429E7F9358d18A45e14
— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) February 26, 2022