National Disaster Response Force Twitter Identifier Hacked, Fully Restored Later

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 24, 2022
Updated 2022/01/24 at 4:59 AM

The official Twitter account of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was hacked on Saturday and fully restored on Sunday night, officials said.

The cyber attack on the fist’@NDRFHQ‘ took place around 10:45 pm on Saturday, with some random messages being posted and the display name and photo being changed.

NDRF Director General (DG) Atul Karwal told PTI that the account was fully restored and functional on Sunday after technical experts worked on the breach and restored the original display name and image within 2-3 minutes. after the attack.

He said the force had filed a complaint about the hacking with the Delhi Police’s cyber incident investigation unit.

The attack was also noticed by Twitter and the social media platform temporarily froze access to the account and therefore the force’s already posted messages were not displayed for hours.

The account was later forcibly restored with full access and began posting messages beginning with a quote tweet from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at 6:12 pm on Sunday.

The DG said the force will carry out a security audit so that such incidents do not recur.

The NDRF was created in 2006 as a federal contingency force against natural and man-made disasters and celebrated its 17th Day of Ascension on January 19.

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