CHENNAI: An unknown gang on Sunday hacked the official Twitter account of Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji.
After the account was hacked the name of the Twitter handle was changed into "Variorius". The account was hacked roughly around 2 AM in the morning and so far three messages have been posted in the Twitter handle, among which two were related to cryptocurrencies.
According to the first message, posted at 2.09 am, DMK has developed its own crypto wallet and sought the support of DMK supporters. In the next tweet, posted at 2.16 am, it was stated that "to help people who are fighting covid-19 we would like to collect $1 million."
In the third tweet, posted at 2.20 am, it was stated that they had created the crypto wallet to donate the money to Help India.
However, after the third tweet there was no update and many DMK supporters have tagged Tamil Nadu Police and Cybercrime to take action. The account is yet to be retrieved.
Meanwhile, the twitterati also pointed out that there is already an anonymous account named Variorius (Retired) which belongs to a right-winger and is followed by many TN politicians associated with right wing ideologies such as AP Muruganandham, General Secretary of TN BJP.