Hackers operated Rahul, Congress Twitters from 5 countries

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Cyber Cell of Delhi Police on Wednesday said the Twitter accounts of the Congress party and its Vice President Rahul Gandhi, hacked a few days back, were operated from five different countries.

This information was provided by Twitter, a senior police official said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Anyesh Roy told IANS: “The countries identified are Sweden, Romania, the US, Canada and Thailand. The Delhi Police Cyber Cell received information on a mail from Twitter about the IP addresses used by the suspects.”

“We have tracked some of the IP addresses and are trying to trace the suspects who used them… We are verifying them online and through other methods.”

The Cyber Cell had approached the officials from Twitter headquarters to assist it in investigating the case and track the IP address from where these accounts were hacked and misused, the police said.

A team of Delhi Police also visited the Twitter office in Bengaluru last week to investigate the case, the officer said.

“The probe is on and we are also taking help from the Twitter officials in Bengaluru,” he added.

A week back, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs in connection with the hacking of the official Twitter handles of the Congress party and Rahul Gandhi.

The cases were registered under Section 66 (c) of the Information Technology Act following complaints from the party.