Rahul Gandhi's twitter hacked from five different countries

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle, which has about 1.26 million followers was hacked on the night of 30 November, and a series of abusive messages using his twitter account

Rahul Gandhi

The Twitter handles of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress which were recently hacked were operated from five countries, including the US. “The Twitter handle logs show both the accounts were operated from five countries, a police officer told The Indian Express. These include the United States, Thailand, Canada, Sweden and Romania.

The information was sent to Delhi Police by Twitter. The investigators will now write to the server heads of the countries to identify the systems from where the tweets generated. Analysis of the data shows that the accounts were accessed from these countries on November 30 from 9.15 pm to 9.30 pm and from 10:30 am on December 1, NDTV reported.


Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle, which has about 1.26 million followers was hacked on the night of 30 November, and a series of abusive messages using his twitter account. Congress party’s account was also hacked on December 1, after which Congress deactivated 200 Twitter accounts of its leaders, saying there had been “suspicious activity”. The Delhi Police had registered two FIRs under the Information Technology Act in the matter.

The police will write to these countries and seek information on the hackers. If the details handed over do not prove useful, they will approach the concerned courts in the five countries, Indian Express reported.