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India’s UN Representative’s Twitter Account Got Hacked


Syed Akbaruddin's Twitter account was hacked today morning. The Indian emissary to the UN declared that it might take more serious than a hack to hold him down. The unrecognized hacker, suspected to be based abroad uploaded two images and a video. He also changed the account name to @AkbaruddinSyed from @AkbaruddinIndia.


Akbaruddin, the Indian envoy and permanent deputy to UN has over 66000 Twitter followers. As a feature of the attack, two pictures were uploaded from the verified source of Akbaruddin. One of these display Pakistan's flag and another one was the image of the President of neighboring country, Mamnoon Hussain as uploaded on timesofindia.indiatimes.com dated 14/01/2017.


After the hack was seen, Twitter quickly hindered Akbaruddin's twitter handle. The hacker changed the account name to @AkbaruddinSyed from @AkbaruddinIndia, thus his account's "blue tick" were lost. The blue tick signifies the account is authentic.


The Wire revealed, after an hour of the attack, Twitter reestablished the account with a complaint by the ambassador. Other social networking sites also blocked Akbaruddin's account to access.


Ayyildiz Tim's YouTube video was linked to one of the account's tweets. In the tweeted image which hacked did, had the picture of the Pakistan's president Mamnoon Hussain is sitting alongside a table that has a picture of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.


The nationalist hackers of Turkey have launched attack earlier on various social networking sites and websites. Few of their attack have been incomprehensible- village school's website of southern England, the group of UN country in Ethiopia and transport ministry of Kenya.


The tweet stayed on the page for more than an hour until a complaint was raised by Akbaruddin to delete it. Twitter blocked the account access too. The hacker's last tweet was quite complicated to understand by Indian viewers on his timeline - YouTube link of Turkish channel to the melody 'AwaaraHoon'.


Akbaruddin expressed gratitude toward Twitter and said that it will take more serious than a hack to hold him down. He twitted, he is back, and it will not be easy to hold him down and he also thanked Twitter India and other people who helped him.

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