I contacted the group for a comment, a spokesman told me that they have targeted the NASA Director for fun, the attack was not politically motivated. They have chosen Kopardekar because they were looking for someone who works at NASA.
I asked them how did they hack the account and they claim to have an exploit that allows them to take over Twitter accounts, but I was not able to verify it.
The group told me that they are hacking for fun to demonstrate that “that nobody is safe online.”
In April 2020, the Powerful Greek Army group compromised the Twitter account of the vice-speakers of the Greek Parliament and KINAL MP, Odysseas Konstantinopoulosening.
“Government we have warned you. Do not lie to your own people again” states one of the messages published by the compromised account, while in another message he posted, he said:” To clarify something. We do NOT have an issue with this one, with the one with whom we have a big issue is the government and its moves. Friendship”.
The list of victims of the group is long and includes Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance, Bank of Nigeria, The National Bank of North Macedonia, and Ministry of Defence Of Azerbaijan.
(SecurityAffairs – hacking, NASA Director)