State revenue minister Chandrakant Patil's Twitter account hacked

Feb 07, 2018, 15:00 IST | Anurag Kamble

Incident came to light after Chandrakant Patil's Twitter account suddenly 'liked' a post by an opposition leader criticising the state government

Chandrakant Patil took to Twitter to confirm that his official handle was hacked
Chandrakant Patil (third from right)

State revenue minister Chandrakant Patil has decided to approach the cyber crime cell today after his official Twitter handle was hacked. Incidentally, his decision follows a tweet by an opposition party leader criticising the state government, which was 'liked' by Patil's Twitter handle.

Chandrakant Patil took to Twitter to confirm that his official handle was hacked
Chandrakant Patil took to Twitter to confirm that his official handle was hacked

The public relations team that handles his Twitter account informed the senior BJP leader, who also oversees the PWD department, about the hacking incident, last night. A source said, "Yesterday, Dhannanjay Munde, opposition leader of the state legislative council, had tweeted criticising the government. While nobody from Chandrakant Patil's PR team reacted to that tweet, the team noticed after some time that the same had been 'liked' from the minister's official account." Late last night, Patil confirmed the hacking incident in a tweet.

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He posted, "My Twitter account has been hacked. Dn't consider any 'like' or 'retweet' from my handle, I am going to complain about this to the cyber cell." On being contacted, a member from the minister's PR team confirmed that the police complaint would be filed today.

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