Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's haked Twitter account
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was allegedly hacked on Wednesday night and obscenities posted on the timeline.
According to one of the tweets, the account seems to have been hacked by a group called 'legion'.
The abusive tweets were personal in nature and insulted Rahul Gandhi and his family.
The tweets were deleted, but new ones came up immediately.
Confirming the development, his office said efforts were being made to rectify the problem.
Gandhi's account was hacked around 8.45 PM and some messages with profanities were put out, but these were deleted soon thereafter.
The name of the verified twitter handle "@OfficeOfRG" was also changed.
Screengrab of Rahul Gandhi's hacked Twitter account
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala reacted to the incident by tweeting, "@OfficeOfRG hacked. Such lowly tactics will never drown sane voice of reason nor deter Rahul Gandhi from raising people's issues."
@OfficeOfRG hacked. Such lowly tactics will never drown the sane voice of reason nor deter Sh. Rahul Gandhi from raising people's issues.— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 30, 2016
Twitterverse went into overdrive the moment the news came out. And as usual, Twitterati couldn't help but see the funny side of the incident, with many claiming that the account wasn't hacked and it was actually the Ganshi scion "being himself".
HERE ARE SOME OF THE DISBELIEVERS' REACTIONS:
Mostly parliament not working and free time #RahulGandhi drunk and tweet— Mukesh_Kumar (@mukesh99100616) November 30, 2016
After that raga said my account hacked
#RahulGandhi's account hasn't been hacked, it's just that for the first time he himself is tweeting from that account.— à¤ÂÂÂÂÂà¤¾à¤° à¤²à¥ÂÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂÂ (@WoCharLog) November 30, 2016
This is the first time, I liked and retweeted #RahulGandhi tweets. Seems like he tweeted when his mom wasn't around.
— Aman Pratap Singh (@ultimateaps) November 30, 2016
Ok I got it. #RahulGandhi was feeling threatened by Kejriwal hence he decide to go full retard as opposed to Kejriwal's half retard-ness— Overtly Covert (@bwoyblunder) November 30, 2016
Who says that #RahulGandhi account has been hacked ? He has just taken control of his account ! ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Manoj Sharma (@manojsharma3339) November 30, 2016
Happiest day for Sonia Gandhi in last two years as #RahulGandhi confessed his real feelings through his tweets .... Hacking is a rumour— Mohit Gulati ðÂÂÂÂÂ¤ÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¿ (@desimojito) November 30, 2016
Wonder if Mr. #RahulGandhi had a overdose of drugs or real Brahm gyan prapt ho gya!!!ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¬ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ#à¤¬à¤¸à¤ÂÂÂÂÂ à¤¬à¤¬à¤¹à¥ÂÂÂÂÂà¤¤à¤¹à¥ÂÂÂÂÂà¤ÂÂÂÂÂ— Dr. Navin Kumar (@ablenavin) November 30, 2016