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Congress Criticizes Government on Hack Attacks of Twitter, Worries for Breach of Server

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked on Wed. evening; and then put out homophobic and offensive posts. On the next-day (i.e. Thursday morning), the account of the Congress party was also hacked and offensive tweets are posted. On Thursday, the hacked account matter of Congress VP was referred to the cyber cell.

As per sources of Twitter India, the account of Congress number 2's was "compromised through an email breach".

The police have been informed by the party that the email account of Mr. Gandhi, Twitter page of the Congress, its website, as well as server are all hacked in between Wednesday (9:30pm) and Thursday (10:00am). Ndtv.com posted on December 1st 2016 that the hacker's base might be outside India and by using the proxy server, as per the Delhi Police sources, which sent questionnaire to the Twitter.

The terrible news does not conclude here. The hackers also indicated that this breach was far bigger, and emails as well as correspondence of confidential and private internal party cache might soon be found on public platform like Wikileaks. Sources claimed that the server hosting the website of Congress and e-mail accounts are hacked, thus indicating that the confidential data was compromised.

Hackers allegedly posted in one tweet via @INCIndia, which read "coming up a full dump of inc.in congress emails, stay tuned for Christmas special." All offensive tweets got removed within few minutes.

The messages are also removed soon. After the hack, Congress has questioned the digital protection and safety of every Indians by saying that it shows disturbing insecurities of existing "fascist culture" in India.

The government began the investigation, and also asked for all user details who logged on to their accounts during last week. On Thursday eve., the official website of Congress, inc.in also looked to have gone offline.

Same report also mentions that both the accounts lack features of additional security that the Twitter offers, and the accused might have the access to email addresses connected to the accounts. As per senior party leader: "hacking will always be an issue but as we move towards digital economy, you must ensure accounts are not hacked. The government must assure systems are in place."

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