Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Go First’s Twitter Hacked As Airline Becomes 2nd Largest In India

India’s low-cost carrier Go First’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday. The incident came to light late evening after 8 pm when unauthorized posts surfaced on behalf of the airline. There were no reports of operations being affected, and an investigation is reportedly underway.

Go First was surprised to see unauthorized posts on its Twitter account on Monday evening. At around 8:25 pm, someone managed to gain access to the carrier’s Twitter account and posted messages such as “Amazing” and “Great Job.”

People were quick to notice the suspicious posts and a different profile image and name on the airline’s Twitter page. Go First is in touch with Twitter and working to find out how the account was compromised.

A spokesperson for the airline issued a statement, saying,

“All the concerned teams are investigating the matter to restore and gain control (of the account) at the earliest. Our team is working closely with Twitter to address the issue.”

The airline has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter, and the account had not been restored at the time of publishing this article.

25/01/22 Gaurav Joshi/Simple Flying

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