Leading industrialist Ratan Tata on Saturday said his Twitter account was hacked on Friday and a "spurious" tweet with "malicious intent" was sent.
"Shocked that my Twitter account was hacked yesterday and a spurious malicious was wrongly attributed to me. This spurious tweet has now been deleted and my Twitter account restored. I regret the inconvenience that this malicious and wrongful action may have caused," he tweeted.
Shocked my a/c was hacked yesterday & spurious tweet sent with malicious intent.Tweet deleted, a/c restored. C link. pic.twitter.com/L0HKIy4nHC— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) September 10, 2016
On Friday, a tweet by parody account @realhistorypic was shared by Tata's account showed Reliance Industries Chief Mukesh Ambani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi together with the caption: Owner of Network 18 welcoming his employee to address people how (sic) cronies are going to halt inflation.
This is the original tweet.
Owner of Network 18 welcoming his employee to address people how cronies are going to halt inflation.(2016) pic.twitter.com/2Ql3v9glOT— History of India (@RealHistoryPic) September 2, 2016
The tweet also marked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Netizens were surprised by the tweet by the chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons considering that he is not very active on Twitter.
Tata's previous tweets are dated September 1, February 21 and December 28, 2015. He has 6.13 million followers and has 119 tweets since he joined the microblogging platform in April 2011.