Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account hacked, obscenities posted on timeline

Updated: Nov 30, 2016, 22:28 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday night and some expletives-laden tweets were posted on the timeline

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi

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
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."

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