(Reuters) – Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its supporters to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency.
The incident comes after several Twitter accounts for prominent people were hacked in July.
Twitter said it was aware of the activity with Mr Modi's website account and has taken steps to secure it.
"We are actively investigating the situation. At present we are not aware of any additional accounts being affected," a Twitter spokeswoman said in an email.
Mr. Modi's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on tweets posted on the account @narendramodi_in.
The account, with over 2.5 million followers, is the official Twitter handle for Mr Modi's personal website and the Narendra Modi mobile application.
Mr Modi's personal Twitter account, which was not affected by this event, has over 61
Tweets, which have since been removed, asked the followers to donate to the PM National Relief Fund through cryptocurrency.
In July, hackers had access to Twitter's internal system to hijack some of the platform's leading voices, including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, used them to demand digital currency.