The Twitter account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hacked, with a post claiming that India had embraced bitcoin as legal cash and would give it to all people.
The message was quickly removed, and his office stated that the account had been hacked for a limited period of time.
Mr Modi’s Twitter account has been hacked for the second time.
He’s an avid tweeter with over 70 million followers, the most of any world leader.
The Indian government had officially purchased 500 bitcoin and was “distributing them to all citizens of the nation,” according to a deleted tweet from his Twitter @narendramodi handle.
His account was hacked last year, and a tweet requesting people to give to a phony Covid assistance fund was sent out.
The latest attack comes as India prepares to tighten down on the expanding cryptocurrency market, with a new law expected to be introduced in parliament later this month.
Last month, Mr Modi himself stated that cryptocurrencies may “spoil our young.”