Delhi Police have registered two FIRs (First Information Reports) into the hacking of the official Twitter handle of Congress party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Deependra Pathak, Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police said: “The Cyber Cell has lodged two FIRs in the hacking case. We are probing the matter.” Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to sendAlso Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
“We are also taking help from officials in Twitter in Bengaluru,” he added. The cases were registered under Section 66 of IT Act following complaints from the Congress party leaders. Police said initial investigation suggested that Rahul Gandhi’s official email ID was compromised to access his Twitter account.
On Wednesday night, Gandhi’s Twitter account was hacked and expletives and abuses were posted on it. The same account was hacked again on Thursday morning. A few hours later, the Congress party’s official Twitter account was found to be hacked as well. ALSO READ: Facebook, Twitter may help in managing depression: Study