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From PM Narendra Modi to Amitabh Bachchan, social media accounts of these famous personalities were targeted by hackers

From PM Narendra Modi to Amitabh Bachchan, social media accounts of these famous personalities were targeted by hackers

From PM Narendra Modi to Amitabh Bachchan, social media accounts of these famous personalities were targeted by hackers
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By CNBCTV18.com Dec 16, 2021 11:53:28 AM IST (Updated)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s followers on Twitter were surprised to find a strange tweet from the leader on Sunday. The tweet asked for donations in cryptocurrencies. The tweet along with a few others was deleted after the hacked account was restored.Many celebrities, actors, politicians and artists have fallen victim to cyber-attacks. Here are some public figures whose accounts on social media platforms were hacked.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s followers on Twitter were surprised to find a strange tweet from the leader on December 12. The tweet asked for donations in cryptocurrencies. The tweet along with a few others was deleted after the hacked account was restored. Here are other public figures whose accounts on social media platforms were hacked. (Image: Reuters)

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Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos: The Twitter accounts of some of the world’s wealthiest men, including Gates, Musk and Bezos, along with 130 others were hacked in a coordinated attack in July 2020. The hackers tweeted that the Bitcoin people would send to certain accounts would be doubled. (Image: Reuters)

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Jack Dorsey - The former CEO and founder of Twitter was not safe from hackers. Dorsey’s account was hacked in 2019, and racist tweets were posted on the compromised account. (Image: Reuters)

FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo
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Mark Zuckerberg: Pinterest and Twitter accounts of the CEO and co-founder of Meta have been hacked multiple times in the past. (Image: Reuters)

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Amitabh Bachchan: The Bollywood legend was targeted by Turkish hackers who managed to hack into the superstar’s Twitter account. The hackers changed his profile photo, cover photo as well as Twitter bio and posted tweets against India. (Image: IANS)

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry stand on a balcony to watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. As part of a surprise announcement distancing themselves from the British royal family, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan declared they will "work to become financially independent" _ a move that has not been clearly spelled out and could be fraught with obstacles. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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British Royal Family: No one is too high profile for hackers, not even the British Royal Family. The official Twitter account of the Royal family was hacked in 2019, and the hacker posted mostly strange content related to fungi, redundant alphabet letters, and toilet-related math. (Image: Reuters)

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