CM’s Twitter handle hacked; techie from Mandya arrested

Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, July 1:- A software engineer from Mandya was arrested on the charges of hacking into the Twitter handle of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in 2014.

The accused Madhusudan, a 28-year-old software engineer, has been arrested after three years, hails from Nodekoppalu village in Mandya district. The accused is employed with a firm on Sarjapur Road in Bengaluru.

During the launch of Chief Minister’s Twitter handle on August 12, 2014, the officials noted that a few posts on the Chief Minister’s temporary Facebook account were appearing as tweets from unknown sources on the Twitter account.

The officials lodged the complaint with Bengaluru cyber crime police.

The hacker posted several fake news on CM’s Facebook wall and Twitter handle. One such fake news posted said that state government is going to develop 135 slums in Bengaluru at a cost of  Rs 2,000 crore.

The team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police MD Sharath, in a hot pursuit tracked down the accused Madhusudan, the accused tried everything to evade the police, and ultimately police outsmart the accused.

M Chandrashekar, Inspector of Police, CID (economic wing) said, the accused is a smart software engineer and gave a hard time to police.

-(NAV, Inputs; Agencies)

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