All India Trinamool Congress Twitter account hacked, logo and picture changed
The official Twitter account of the All India Trinamool Congress has been hacked as of February 28 morning, and its name has been changed to Yuga Labs. Moreover, the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) Twitter account’s profile photo and logo have also changed.
The original party logo has been replaced with a symbolic picture created from the letters Y and L in the hacked handle. The blue tick, however, is still there.
Derek O’Brien, the party’s national spokesman, and a Rajya Sabha member confirmed the incident and said that efforts are being taken to contact Twitter management to restore the handle to its original format.
Brien in a statement said the official Twitter handle of the All India Trinamool Congress has been compromised. We are in touch with officials from Twitter who are working to rectify the issue. They have assured us of prompt action, he added.
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TMC is yet to issue an official statement on the reports doing rounds that the party’s official Twitter account has been hacked.
Yuga Labs is a US-based blockchain company working with NFT that started in 2021. However, they have not posted any new tweets since the hack. But the handle has posted replies to some tweets related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
It is reportedly not the first time that a government entity’s account has been hacked to imply a cryptocurrency identity. Last year, the official Twitter account of YSR Congress was hacked, where the bio was changed to reflect NFT millionaire and the display picture was changed to one from the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) collection — an NFT collection.
Following the hacking of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office’s account in April 2022, Yogi Adityanath’s photograph was replaced with a shot from the BAYC collection.
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