Soon after Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of Reliance Jio services on September 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi s appeared in full-page newspaper ads and television adds. It soon kicked up a controversy with opposition party leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi taking a jibe at PM Modi. Now, late in the evening yesterday, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata s dormant Twitter account came to life to share a joke on Mukesh Ambani and Narendra Modi. 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
The tweet from Ratan Tata’s account marked Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) on a tweet by parody account @realhistorypic having a photo of Modi and Ambani together. The photo caption read Owner of Network 18 welcoming his employee to address people how (sic) cronies are going to halt inflation. Soon after the tweet was shared by Ratan Tata, the parody account responded with a funny disclaimer — “Big folks are getting involved. We must be careful now onwards. PS ~ All the characters and incidents of @realhistorypic are imaginary.
The tweet from Tata took his followers by surprise, especially considering the fact that he hasn t been too active on the microblogging site. However, it turns out that his Twitter account was reportedly hacked and the tweet was later deleted, India Today reports. Having more than six million followers, Tata barely has 119 tweets since he joined Twitter in 2011.
This is legendary lvl of trolling. All hail to Ratan Tata. pic.twitter.com/6WPlOS1eHh
(@patauli) September 9, 2016
logical.indian (@logicalindianz) September 9, 2016
OK, Today’s list of Anti Nationals :
Vaibhav Maheshwari (@Vaibhav_AAP) September 9, 2016
This is not the first high-profile account hack. Earlier this year in June, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest accounts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were hacked and defaced by hacker group OurMine. The same group had also hacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai s Quora account, followed by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Vine account and co-founder Evan Williams’ Twitter account too. Also, in August this year, Pok mon GO creator Niantic CEO John Hanke s Twitter account was also hacked.
It, however, isn’t clear if the same group is behind hacking Tata’s account or how the account was hacked. The “my account was hacked” the the equivalent of “the dog ate my homework” in the digital world.