Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was hacked late Saturday.

A deleted tweet from Modi’s official handle declared India had adopted Bitcoin as legal tender and was distributing the cryptocurrency to citizens.


Later, the Indian Prime Minister Office clarified that “The Twitter handle of PM was very briefly compromised. The matter was escalated to Twitter and the account has been immediately secured. In the brief period that the account was compromised, any Tweet shared must be ignored.”


Soon the hashtag #ModiAccountHacked started making rounds on Twitter.