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BBMP Chief Commissioner’s Twitter account hacked

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Complaint with cyber police; Gupta’s staff working to retrieve account

BENGALURU:

In a shocking development, BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta’s official Twitter account was found hacked on Friday morning. Following the alert, Gupta has filed a complaint with the cyber crime police station.

In fact, since Thursday night, Gupta’s picture in his official Twitter account @BBMPCOMM was missing, and on Friday morning the hacker had replaced it with a ‘TESLA’ picture.

1.16 lakh followers

After the hacking was brought to Gupta’s notice, his personal staff swung into action and blocked all access to the account. His staff are coordinating with Twitter to retrieve his account which has 1.16 lakh followers.

As per sources, the BBMP Chief Commissioner’s account is handled by a team hired to tweet on various developmental issues and Covid-19 updates. The password was shared with a few persons who are not currently working with him.

As per his staff, no more changes have been witnessed apart from the hacker changing the holder’s picture to ‘TESLA’.

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