New Delhi: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked the micro blogging platform Twitter to provide complete details of the recent global hack targeting high profile Twitter users, including data of Indian users affected.
According to a national news agency, CERT-In has issued a notice to Twitter seeking information on number of users from India who visited the malicious tweets and whether the affected users were notified by Twitter about unauthorised access to their accounts.
The cybersecurity nodal agency has also sought information on the vulnerability exploited by attackers to get into the high profile accounts and the modus operandi of the co-ordinated attack. Twitter has also been asked to provide details of the remedial actions taken by the company to reduce the impact of the global hack.
In the recent attack on Twitter, hackers gained access to accounts of former US President Barack Obama, Presidential candidate Joe Biden, Amazeon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, musician Kayne West and many others and ran a massive bitcoin scam.