Delhi Traffic Police Twitter Handle Hacked and Restored Within Minutes, Probe Initiated
Delhi Traffic Police's Twitter Handle Hacked, Probe Initiated (File Photo)

New Delhi, July 11: The Twitter handle of Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) was hacked for a few minutes on Tuesday night, which was later restored. According to details by Police,  an investigation into the matter has been initiated. According to a tweet by ANI, the Twitter handle was hacked at 2330 hours last night.

Reports inform that around 11.30 PM on Tuesday night, few messages were posted from the traffic police's Twitter handle. 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).”

According to a senior officer, the Twitter handle was hacked for a brief period but the password was changed within minutes and it was restored. “We have forwarded a complaint to the deputy commissioner of police, Cyber Cell and they have launched a probe to identify the hackers,” he was quoted by PTI.