Twitter account of Congress hacked, abusive tweets posted

On Wednesday evening, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's account was hacked and some expletives-laden tweets were posted.

Twitter account of Congress hacked, abusive tweets posted

New Delhi: The official Twitter account of the Indian National Congress (@INCIndia) was hacked on Thursday morning, a day after hackers broke into party vice-president Rahul Gandhi`s account (@OfficeofRG).

Some messages laden with expletives and profanities were posted on it.

Reacting to the latest incident, Congress Communication Department in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said that "free speech and right to disagree in India is under attack by licensed trolls".

"Such despotic and vulgar attempts reflect the extremities of an intolerant culture that resorts to abuse when cornered and left answer less."

He added that the cyber bullying should be "An eye opener for Modiji!" 

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday night and some obscene were put out online for around an hour.

The hackers had also removed Rahul's profile picture and changed the account title.

The Congress has, meanwhile, filed a complaint with the Cyber cell of Delhi Police on the hacking of its vice president's Twitter account.

The complaint was filed by party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, demanding strict action against those behind the hacking.

After the hacking, Congress raised questions on the digital safety of all Indians and said it reflects disturbing insecurities of the prevalent "fascist culture" in the country.

Gandhi's account was hacked around 8.45 pm and some messages with profanities were put out, but these were deleted soon thereafter.

Here is what Surjewala tweeted today:

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