India Post Office claims anti-Kejriwal tweet was posted by hacker; issues apology to Delhi CM

This is not the first time that such messages have been tweeted out from official government handles.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 5, 2016 5:03 pm
indiapost-kejri-tweet_759_kapsology-twitter Uh oh! Watch what you tweet! (Source: kapsology/Twitter)

The urge to immediately react to news with a tweet is a phenomenon that can be dangerous. If one were to collect one paisa for every tweet that was sent out without a thought and then regretted only when trouble was stirred, it would end up in quite a sizeable fortune. But then there are the hackers as well. Those pesky IT geniuses who love creating trouble by trespassing on to accounts and making controversial statements.

Such unfortunate incidents happen quite a lot with public figures and organisations, and the latest victim of such cyber crime – or so it has been claimed – is the Twitter account of India Post. For a moment, when a tweet was posted by the organisation’s official handle, it seemed someone out there really had a bone to pick with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (not that the latter is having a particularly nice week any way, what with ink being thrown at him yet again).

Also read: Ink thrown at Arvind Kejriwal in Bikaner; Twitterati ask ‘phir se?’

At 12.10pm, the India Post Office handle tweeted out: “@ArvindKejriwal you have failed us big time Mr. Kejriwal, for you petty political gains you can become headlines for Pakistani press”. A strange tweet coming from the official handle of a central body, even if the rather strained relationship between the Centre and Delhi governments isn’t much of a secret.

Someone at India Post had obviously realised the error and the tweet was deleted. The postal network also tweeted an apology to those concerned, saying: “Account hacked & some negative message @ArvindKejriwal has been posted. We sincerely apologies for inconvenience @manojsinhabjp @rsprasad”. (We will forgive the grammatical error since there may have been some haste involved while posting.)

 

This is not the first time that such messages have been tweeted out from official government handles. Twitter user Kapil has obviously been keeping tabs, since he tweeted out a series of screenshots of various government bodies – such as Delhi Police, Indian Railways and All India Radio – having posted messages with a political comment. He posted four screenshots along with the message: “Army shd not be politicized but its ok to politicize Indian Post, Del Police, Indian Railway, All India Radio & other govt departments”.

indiapost-kejri-tweet2_759_kapsology-twitter (Source: kapsology/Twitter) indiapost-kejri-tweet4_759_kapsology-twitter (Source: kapsology/Twitter) indiapost-kejri-tweet3_759_kapsology-twitter (Source: kapsology/Twitter)

Well, was it a hacker, or was it someone at the Post Office who forgot which handle s/he was tweeting from? What’s your take on this? Tell us in the comments below.

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                          Oct 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm
                          THE CLOWN, ATTENTION-SEEKER, CUNNING, POSITION-MONGER, NEGATIVIST AK of AAP, SHOULD BE FIRST MADE TO SHUT UP HIS FOUL MOUTH AND DO HIS JOB AS DELHI CM. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;WHAT A PITY FOR INDIA AND FOR DELHI, THIS MAN SAID TO BE THE CM OF DELHI, HAS NO WORK EXCEPT CRITICISING PM MODIJI. WHY NOT HE CRITICIZE NAWAZ SHARIFF BECAUSE NOBODY WILL NOTICE THAT AND NDTV WILL NOT EVEN BOTHER TO REPORT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;AK SHOULD BE SENT TO JAIL FOR 200 YEARS, BANNING HIM FROM PUBLIC-TALK EVEN AFTER HE DIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                            Oct 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                            Surprisingly tweets from the hacked Twitter accounts are always against those who dared to call Modi's bluff.
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