Delhi Traffic Police’s Twitter handle hacked, probe initiated

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New Delhi | Published: July 11, 2018 4:21:40 PM

The Twitter handle of Delhi Traffic Police was hacked for a few minutes last night, following which it was restored and a probe was initiated in the matter, a senior police officer said today.

delhi police, delhi traffic police, delhi traffic police twitter, delhi traffic police twitter hacked, delhi police twitter hacked, twitter, twitter account hackedhe officer said the Twitter handle was hacked for a brief period but the password was changed within minutes and it was restored.

The Twitter handle of Delhi Traffic Police was hacked for a few minutes last night, following which it was restored and a probe was initiated in the matter, a senior police officer said today. Around 11.30 pm yesterday, a couple of messages were posted from the Twitter handle of the traffic police. One of the messages read: “Message me at Twitter.com/justinformentin if you’d like to know how to fix this! (sic).”

Another message read: “Not a Traffic Alert. Justin Forementin is tweeting on the Delhi Traffic Police Twitter. Hey guys! (sic).” The officer said the Twitter handle was hacked for a brief period but the password was changed within minutes and it was restored. “We have forwarded a complaint to the deputy commissioner of police, Cyber Cell and they have launched a probe to identify the hackers,” he added.

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