Go First airline twitter account hacked
- Hacked : Several tweets like “Amazing’, ‘Great Job’ were posted on the official twitter account of the airline
- The Blue Tick verified, Go First airline twitter account has more than 2 lakh followers, while the airline follows 196 accounts on Twitter platform
- Last year, a data breach at Air India compromised the data of 4.5 million customers. Also, in 2017, IndiGo’s Twitter handle was also hacked.
New Delhi: The Twitter account of low-cost carrier Go First airline was hacked on Monday evening. Several tweets like “Amazing’, ‘Great Job’ were posted on the official Twitter account of the airline by the person (agency) who gained unauthorized access to the Twitter account.
Confirming the hacking incident, Go First airline in an official statement confirmed that the airline’s official Twitter account has been compromised.
The airline’s handle tweeted lines such as “Amazing” and “Great Job” at around 8.25 pm on Monday. Further, in the official statement, the airline said, ” GO FIRST would like to inform you that the airline’s official Twitter account has been compromised. All the concerned teams are investigating the matter to restore and gain control at the earliest. Our team is working closely with Twitter to address the issue. GO FIRST is committed to providing secure, safe, and efficient service/information to it passengers at all times.”
The Blue Tick verified, Go First airline Twitter account has more than 2 lakh followers, while the airline follows 196 accounts on the Twitter platform. Till Monday midnight the account hasn’t been restored to the airline’s official command.
Last year, a data breach at Air India compromised the data of 4.5 million customers. This happened after a hacking attack on Air India’s passenger service system provider SITA. In 2017, IndiGo’s Twitter handle was also hacked.
Not just the airlines, in one of the most surprising and shocking hacking incidents last month, Indian Prime Minister’s Office’s official Twitter account was briefly hacked. A tweet was sent from the handle: “India has officially adopted bitcoin as legal tender. The government has officially bought 500 BTC and is distributing them to all residents of the country”. It was soon restored and a probe was launched.