One of Afghanistan's top politicians has had his social media account hacked. The country's chief executive, Dr Abdullah Abdullah's Twitter account, @afgexecutive, was overtaken by the hacker group Ghost Squad. The group sent several tweets and changed the bio section to read “G4mm4 aka sam haxor was here! we are GSH! @G4mm4_haxor @ghostsquadhack."
Dr Abdullah holds a post adjacent to the country's President Mohammed Ashraf Ghani which was created after both claimed victory in the 2014 presidential election and decided to share power.
Talking to HackRead, GhostSquad said that the Twitter account was hijacked to raise awareness of corruption and against the American presence in the country.
The representative added that before going for Dr Abdullah's account the group defaced the Afghan Public Credit Registry which allowed them to get into other social media accounts with apparently no barriers.
The account was fixed on monday.
This account has now been restored. We are still collecting information on identity & whereabouts of hackers.— Dr. Abdullah (@afgexecutive) August 1, 2016