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Government issues notice to Twitter

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NEW DELHI: India’s cybersecurity nodal service CERT-In has recently already issued a note to Twitter asking the micro-blogging platform to get full details of this current international hack targeting high profile customers, since it sought complete details on number of Indian customers changed in addition to influence on data, a source said. The origin privy to the evolution informed that CERT-In has also asked Twitter for info on number of consumers from India who have seen the tweets and hyperlinks, and whether the users are informed by the platform regarding unauthorised access to their own Twitter accounts. The government has required advice of vulnerability used by lions and modus operandi of the attack and also sought details of actions taken by Twitter to mitigate the impact of the event. Twitter was not immediately available for comments. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) swung into action after reports that hackers gained access to Twitter’s systems to hack reports of many global corporate leaders, politicians, actors and companies. Cyber attackers had blasted into the Twitter reports of global high profile customers – such as former US President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden in addition to many company leaders such as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates along with Tesla CEO Elon Musk – on Wednesday at a purported Bitcoin scam.

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