Rahul Gandhi, Congress’ Twitter accounts were hacked from 5 countries
Days after Rahul Gandhi’s and Indian National Congress’ Twitter accounts were hacked, the Delhi Police have finally received a reply from Twitter on the Internet Protocol (IP) address used by the suspects to send the derogatory tweets after hacking the accounts.
According to the reply filed by Twitter, the handle logs show that both the accounts @OfficeOfRG and @INCIndia were operated from five countries — Sweden, Romania, US, Canada and Thailand.
Analysis of the data shows, apart from Bengaluru (main server of INC media cell) on November 30 from 21.15 to 21.30 hrs and from 10.30 on December 1, these accounts were accessed from the abovementioned countries. Delhi Police will first be writing to the service providers of these five countries to provide the details of the users.
If satisfactory details are not provided, Delhi Police will have to issue Letter Rogatory to the competent courts of these countries to get the details. Cops say they are yet to get the log details from the Congress’ server.
A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account was hacked on November 30, the official Twitter account of Indian National Congress was hacked too. Surprisingly, the two hackings happened within a span of 24 hours.
The Cyber Cell of Delhi Police had registered two separate FIRs in these incidents and written to Twitter for getting the detailed handle logs to know from where the two handles were operated from. The Delhi Police are also investigating if multiple hackers were involved in the incident.
The hacker posted offensive comments from @OfficeOfRG and @INCIndia Twitter handles throwing the Congress party into a tizzy.