Nepal: The official Twitter handle of Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, @PM_Nepal, was hacked in the early hours of Thursday, causing a temporary stir in the online community. Instead of Dahal’s profile, the account displayed the BLUR account, which is a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Marketplace for Pro Traders.
The Nepalese government responded swiftly and regained access to the account, changing the profile picture and removing the pinned tweet related to NFTs. The tweet read, “The Summoning has been started. Get your BAKC/SewerPass ready and get down in the pit!” The account has 690.1K followers.
The hacking incident is a serious concern for the Nepalese government, as it highlights the vulnerabilities in the security systems of high-profile individuals and institutions. In the past, many other government and celebrity Twitter accounts have also been hacked, leading to concerns about the security of social media platforms.
The Nepalese government has not yet identified the hackers, but it is expected that they will investigate the matter and take necessary measures to prevent such incidents in the future. It is also important for individuals and institutions to be vigilant about their online security and take necessary measures to protect their social media accounts.
This is not the first time that the Prime Minister’s Twitter account has been compromised. In 2017, the Twitter account of then-Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was hacked, causing temporary panic among the online community. The hacker had posted a series of tweets, including one that claimed to have access to sensitive government information.
The hacking incident also highlights the increasing popularity of NFTs and the potential risks associated with them. NFTs are digital assets that are verified on blockchain technology, making them unique and non-replicable. They have gained immense popularity in recent times, with celebrities and artists selling their artwork and other digital assets as NFTs.
However, the unregulated nature of the NFT market has raised concerns about potential scams and security risks. It is important for individuals to conduct thorough research before investing in NFTs and to only engage with reputable and trustworthy platforms.
Overall, the hacking incident of the Nepalese Prime Minister’s Twitter account serves as a reminder of the need for individuals and institutions to be vigilant about their online security and the potential risks associated with emerging technologies like NFTs. It also highlights the importance of the government taking necessary measures to strengthen the security systems and prevent such incidents in the future.