‘Alert’ – Punjab Police’s official Twitter handle hacked

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The official Twitter account of the Punjab Police came under hacking attack, a spokesperson for the force confirmed the development on Twitter on Friday.

The hacker shared hundreds of tweets in a couple of hours and changed the user name to “Pʋmp”.

The official account, where developments were shared by the force on daily basis, has nearly a million followers.

The spokesperson, on another account, said: “Punjab Police’s official Twitter account @DDPROfficial has been hacked.”

The spokesperson has requested social media users to follow the new account “@PunjabPoliceCPO” to get updates till the old handle was recovered.

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