New Delhi, Dec 8: Twitter on Wednesday informed the cyber cell of Delhi police that the hacked accounts of Rahul Gandhi and the Indian National Congress were operated from five countries: Sweden, Romania, US, Canada and Thailand.
After receiving a reply from Twitter, the Delhi Police's cyber cell will now write to the server heads of the countries asking them to provide details of the users operating the Internet Protocol addresses from where the tweets were generated.
Rahul's official account, which has about 1.26 million followers was hacked on November 30. But within just a single day, the official account of the Congress party was also hacked. The hackers then flooded Twitter with abusive tweets. This continued for a while until the normalcy was restored.
After the news of the hacking surfaced, the Congress party raised questions about digital safety in India, saying repeated hacking incidents reflect the disturbing insecurities of the prevalent "fascist culture" in the country.