Andhra Pradesh DGP's ‘inactive’ Twitter account hacked, case registered

Updated on Jan 24, 2023 11:53 AM IST

The matter came to light after posts with clips of hacked account started doing rounds on social media platforms.

Andhra Pradesh police registered a case and started the investigation(File/Representative)
Andhra Pradesh police registered a case and started the investigation(File/Representative)
BySnehashish Roy

Some unidentified persons on Monday hacked the Twitter account of the Andhra Pradesh's Director General of Police and posted an obscene photograph on the platform. Clips of the hacked account were being shared on social media platforms. The technical wing of the police removed the photograph and restored the account.

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According to reports, the cybercrime department of the police registered a case and started probing into the matter. The account was created in 2019 and was not being operated since 2020, said a top official to news agency IANS.

“The account was hacked and obscene photos from were liked from it and the video showing them was being circulated deliberately. A case was registered with the Cyber Crime police against the hackers, and necessary action will be taken,” the top official told the news agency.

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The matter came to light after posts with clips of hacked account started doing rounds on social media platforms. Currently, the account is restored with a few posts and no profile pictures.

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    Snehashish is a content producer at Hindustan Times. A driven journalist with hands-on experience in print, digital and broadcast. A Jadavpur University alumnus who believes everything is come-at-able.

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