Punjab Congress Twitter Account Hacked as Hundreds of NFT-Linked Tweets Go Live

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  • An affiliate political party of the Indian National Congress in the state of Punjab has had its official Twitter account breached
  • Hackers have sent more than 100 tweets from the account and tagged hundreds of users linked to NFTs and accompanying projects

An official Twitter handle belonging to the political party Punjab Congress in India has been hacked with dozens of tweets sent out tagging hundreds of accounts linked to non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

One particular tweet beckons users to click on a link directing them to a questionable NFT airdrop site aimed at “holders of Azuki” and other NFTs. The party’s profile picture has also been removed.

As of press time, the tweets have been taken down. Blockworks attempted to contact Punjab Congress, but have not yet received a reply.

It’s been more than a year since India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, had his account compromised where the hackers were able to tweet out that India had “officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender.”

A similar breach was witnessed in September when the Prime Minister’s personal website was also compromised where hackers had attempted to scam crypto from victims.

It’s also the latest case of this type of breach on Twitter against the country’s political class following a hack against India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh and its chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday.

In that instance, hackers changed the profile picture of Adityanath to a Bored Ape NFT while over 300 tweets related to the infamous project attempted to trick users into parting ways with their digital assets.

An affiliate of the Indian National Congress in the state of Punjab, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee appointed its new President, Amrinder Raja Warring, on Saturday following a tendered resignation from Navjot Singh Sidhu.

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  • Sebastian Sinclair


    Senior Reporter, Asia News Desk

    Sebastian Sinclair is a senior news reporter for Blockworks operating in South East Asia. He has experience covering the crypto market as well as certain developments affecting the industry including regulation, business and M&As. He currently holds no cryptocurrencies.

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