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Foreign angle to hacking of Rahul Gandhi, Congress Twitter handles

The police will write to these countries asking for details of the hackers.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 8, 2016 3:51:11 am
congress twitter, INC india, INC twitter account, rahul gandhi, congress hacked, congress twitter hacked, rahul gandhi hacked, BJP, police probe, hacking, cyber crime, indian express news, india news A screenshot showing the official Congress Twitter account having been hacked.

Twitter has provided the Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell information about the Internet Protocol addresses used to send derogatory tweets after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and his party’s accounts were hacked on November 1. “The Twitter handle logs show both the accounts were operated from five countries. The countries are: Sweden, Romania, the US , Canada and Thailand,” said a police officer.

The police will write to these countries asking for details of the hackers.

“If the details of the users provided would be unsatisfactory, then the police will issue letter of retreat to the concerned courts in the five countries,” said the officer.

Analysis of the data shows that these accounts were accessed from these countries apart from Bengaluru, where the main server of the party’s media cell is located, on November 30 from 9.15 to 9.30 pm and from 10:30 am on December 1.

Police had registered a case under the IT Act while Twitter had been asked to provide details of log of the accounts for investigations. The police had briefed Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung regarding the action being taken.

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