Twitter Account of Indian Minister Shashi Tharoor Hacked

Shashi Tharoor confirms his Twitter account has been hacked

The official Twitter account of the Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shashi Tharoor, has been hacked this week. The hacker posted some tweets from the hijacked account that made it look like Tharoor had an “affair” with a Pakistani writer.

“I’m not crying any more. I’m not falling to pieces. I’m more lucid than ever. How little I knew you became visible to me,” the “official” wrote in a tweet addressed to Palkistani writer Mehr Tarar.

“You unfollowed me. You don’t RT me and you don’t answer me on twitter. I can live with your facourites. I have your personal validation,” another tweet read.

Mehr was confused about the tweets at first, but she soon realized something was amiss, DNA India reported. Later, Tharoor confirmed that his Twitter had been hacked, and deactivated the account.

It later turned out that the Twitter account of Tharoor’s wife, Shashi Tharoor, was also hijacked.

The following joint statement was published on Tharoor’s Facebook account to clarify that they are happily married.

“We are distressed by the unseemly controversy that has arisen about some unauthorised tweets from our Twitter accounts,” the couple noted.

“Various distorted accounts of comments allegedly made by Sunanda have appeared in the press. It appears that some personal and private comments responding to these unauthorised tweets — comments that were not intended for publication — have been misrepresented and led to some erroneous conclusions,” they added in the statement on Facebook.

“We wish to stress that we are happily married and intend to remain that way. Sunanda has been ill and hospitalised this week and is seeking to rest. We would be grateful if the media respects our privacy.”


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