This Article is From Nov 30, 2016

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter Account Hacked, Abusive Tweets Posted

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter Account Hacked, Abusive Tweets Posted

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter account was hacked today evening.

New Delhi: The official Twitter account of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was hacked this evening and multiple abusive tweets were posted on it.

Eight tweets were posted in quick succession around 8:30 pm. One of the hacked posts read "My family is a bunch of corrupt....(expletives) retarded... (expletives)".

The tweets were deleted in about an hour, but new ones came up immediately after that.

The hackers have also removed Mr Gandhi's profile picture and changed the title of the account from @OfficeOfRG to an abusive one.

The account has now been restored and all objectionable tweets have been removed.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala reacted by tweeting, "@OfficeOfRG hacked. Such lowly tactics will never drown sane voice of reason nor deter Rahul Gandhi from raising people's issues. (sic)"     

He also tweeted, "Such unscrupulous,unethical&roguish conduct of venal trolls 2hack @OfficeOfRG reflects disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture. (sic)"

"Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle has been hacked. We will file a complaint with the Cyber Cell of city police," Pranav Jha, Congress's media coordinator told news agency IANS.