The official Twitter handle of Rahul Gandhi was hacked on Wednesday evening and abusive tweets directed at Rahul and the Congress party was shared from the verified account. Not only were the tweets profane, hackers also demeaned the Congress vice-president by altering the bio and the name of the handle.
A series of abusive tweets were sent out from the handle to its 1.21 million followers.
Though the team responsible for managing the account took quick action and deleted the distasteful tweets, the damage was done. Within a few minutes, images of the tweets were widely circulated on social networking sites and, eventually, Twitterati trolled Rahul Gandhi.
The account was restored within few minutes and all these abusive tweets were deleted. But once again, the account was hacked and this new tweet surfaced :
While various Congress leaders condemned the act and alleged that only one “political camp” could be behind the cyber attack, people paid little attention. Although the Congress Vice President’s account was hacked only for a few minutes, the damage was done, and had the entire micro-blogging site buzzing. While it was a matter of serious concern, Twitterati could not resist stifling a stray laugh or more.
From the password of the account to the general tone of Gandhi’s tweets on better days than these, people had a lot to talk about.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the hacking of Rahul Gandhi’s account :
[RaGa setting up his password]
Twitter: Your password must be strong#RahulGandhi : ok [types "NARENDRA MODI" ]
— bedardi raja (@CopyWalaTweet) November 30, 2016
— bwoyblunder (@bwoyblunder) November 30, 2016
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) November 30, 2016
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) November 30, 2016
After his twitter account was hacked Rahul Gandhi went to ATM to change his twitter password..?? #RahulGandhi
— Abhimanyu singh (@oye_Abhi) November 30, 2016
— indian National Con (@desimojito) November 30, 2016
For hackers its not difficult to find darsheel supari like kid #RahulGandhi Twitter account password.. Duh its 'Chota Bheem' na ??
— Pranav Sharma (@HereIsPranav) November 30, 2016
— Dr. Holmes (@dr_insomnia89) November 30, 2016
— Azor Ahai (@DarrKeAage) November 30, 2016
— rOY (@i_ShekharRoy) November 30, 2016
#RahulGandhi – My account has been hacked
Sonia – Which account ??
Rahul – Twitter
Sonia – Thank God! I thought Swiss account.
— विक्रमादित्य सिंह (@nawab_lucknow) November 30, 2016
— Vijay Aradhya (@varadhya) November 30, 2016
What is the account wasn't hacked? What if #RahulGandhi was just really, really drunk and tweeted his honest opinions?
— Swé (@That_BombayGirl) November 30, 2016
If your password is "Chotabheem" or "pogo", this will surely happen??
— Nirja sharma?? (@NirjaSharma) November 30, 2016
— Shubham Solanki (@shubham2266) November 30, 2016
— Tushar Jain (@Tushar_Piku) November 30, 2016
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