The official Twitter account of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was hacked late in the evening of November 30.
The hackers posted these tweets from the handle, some of which contained offensive words:
The hackers also removed Rahul’s profile picture and changed the name to ‘Office of Retard Gan’:
Though the tweets were being deleted, the hackers appeared to be in control of the account as they again changed the name of the account.
The hackers call themselves ‘Legion’.
Congress MLA and in-charge of the party’s communications Randeep Surjewala tweeted this:
@OfficeOfRG hacked. Such lowly tactics will never drown the sane voice of reason nor deter Sh. Rahul Gandhi from raising people’s issues.
— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) November 30, 2016