Prime News, National (New Delhi), Dec 23:- The Instagram accounts of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s children have not been hacked, official sources told NDTV on Wednesday. The initial investigation by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team CERT-In found that the accounts were not hacked, sources said.
Ms Gandhi Vadra had alleged on Tuesday that the government has hacked the Instagram accounts of her children — 18-year-old Miraya Vadra and 20-year-old Raihan Vadra.
“They are even hacking my children’s Instagram accounts, let alone phone tapping. Do they not have any other work?” she had said in response to a question on Central agencies’ raids on political opponents and allegations of illegal phone surveillance.
Ms Gandhi Vadra has not filed a formal complaint. But sources said the government took note of the matter and decided to conduct an investigation on its own.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had handed the matter to the CERT-In, which runs an advanced lab that can trace hackers and prevent cyberattacks.
Allegations of illegal phone surveillance has spiked since the Pegasus spyware issue became public. Ms Gandhi Vadra and other opposition leaders have since been demanding a thorough investigation into the matter.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s brother and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been revealed to be on the alleged list of potential targets on a leaked database of Pegasus, the spyware from Israeli company NSO. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).