After hacking, Congress deactivates 200 Twitter accounts

Several obscene and abusive tweets were sent on Wednesday after Rahul Gandhi's account was hacked

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New Delhi, Dec 1: After the Twitter accounts of Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party were hacked, the party said that it had deactivated 200 accounts of its leaders on the micro-blogging site. All accounts which had the words INC in them have been hacked.

This comes after a series of abusive and obscene tweets were sent out from both the accounts after they were hacked.

Cong deactivates 200 Twitter accounts

Congress termed the hacking as a systematic attack on free speech and right to disagree in the country and said that it was a conspiracy. The issue also raised concerns over online security of such accounts.

Gandhi, on he other hand, said that he would only talk about the issue in the meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee.

Also read: How Rahul, Congress Twitter accounts may have been hacked

Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy told ANI said that the account of Rahul Gandhi was hacked by those who knew the code. "This is done by the dissatisfied people with whom Rahul Gandhi has misbehaved. The people already knew the code have done this and not the outsiders ."

Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday night, whereas the Congress party's account was hacked on Thrusday morning.

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