CERT Issues Notice To Twitter To Provide Details

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As the high profiles user account are getting frequently hacked, The India’s cybersecurity nodal agency CERT-In has issued a notice to Twitter for full details of the recent global hack targeting high-profile users. The details that are needed is the complete information on number of Indian users affected as well as impact on data.Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) swung into action after reports that hackers gained access to Twitter’s systems to hack accounts of many global corporate leaders, politicians, celebrities and businesses.

The government has also demanded information of vulnerability exploited by attackers and modus operandi of the attack and sought details of remedial actions taken by Twitter to mitigate the impact of the hacking incident.

Twitter was not immediately available for comments.

As in the news of the past, various celebrity accounts on twitter was reported as hacked by cyber attackers. This includes the some high profile political and corporate owers like

Former US President Barack Obama
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden
Corporate leaders including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos,
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
Tesla CEO Elon Musk