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Delhi Traffic Police Twitter handle hacked for few minutes

11 Jul 2018 | By Garima Bora

The official 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.

The officer said that the Twitter handle was hacked for a brief period but the password was changed within minutes and it was restored.

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In context: Delhi Traffic Police Twitter handle hacked last night

11 Jul 2018Delhi Traffic Police Twitter handle hacked for few minutes

HackingHacking came to light with messages posted by the hacker

At around 11.30 pm yesterday, a couple of messages were posted from the Twitter handle of the Delhi 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)."

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Probe has been launched by the Cyber Cell

The police officer said that they have forwarded a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Cell, and the latter has launched a probe to identify the hackers.