Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday evening. The hackers posted abusive tweets and changed Gandhi's Twitter profile. It took a couple of hours for the account to be restored.
The Congress has condemned the hacking of Gandhi's account. The party's media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala termed the hacking a "sinister concept to abuse and intimidate".
Such unscrupulous,unethical&roguish conduct of venal trolls 2hack @OfficeOfRG reflects disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 30, 2016
Pre-meditated hacking of @OfficeOfRG smacks of a sinister conspiracy to abuse & intimidate.It stregthens our resolve to fight for the Nation— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 30, 2016
Hacking of@OfficeofRG proves lack of Digital safety around each one of us. Every digital info can be accessed, altered, morphed & modified.— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 30, 2016
Congress sources reveal that the Gandhi's office have taken up this matter with the Twitter India management. They say that this isn't just about Gandhi's account but about security against cyber bullying by right wing trolls.
The party's social media team have blamed Twitter for being unresponsive and slow in restoring the account. Gaurav Pandhi, who is party of the Congress digital team, didn't mince his words in criticising Twitter.