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The British Army’s Social Media Accounts Get Hit by Hackers

Security

coinquora.com 04 July 2022 07:53, UTC
  
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After falling victim to the latest cyber-attack, the British Army has gained control of its targeted social media accounts.

According to sources, the hackers attacked the British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts. The attackers renamed both accounts and used them to promote fraud cryptocurrency and non-fungible token (NFT) projects.

Moreover, the promoted scam was an NFT and crypto project known as “ThePossessedNFT.”

The hackers changed the Army’s Twitter account’s username several times, shared several posts, and changed the profile picture to an NFT.

According to its Twitter handle, after a short period from the attack, the British Army successfully regained control of their accounts.

Apologies for the temporary interruption to our feed. We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident. Thanks for following us and normal service will now resume.

— British Army 🇬🇧 (@BritishArmy) July 3, 2022

Subsequently, the Ministry of Defence Press Office affirmed that there was a breach, and they are already investigating the incident. “The Army takes information security extremely seriously, and until their investigation is complete, it would be inappropriate to comment further,” the ministry added.

A similar crypto-related attack occurred in January this year where an unknown user created a fake YouTube channel named Michael Saylor to scam an investor for 26 bitcoins (BTC).

Meanwhile, the Twitter account of the Indian Prime Minister was also hacked in December 2021, as reported. The hackers made a post about offering 500 BTC as a giveaway which caused a frenzy as they declared bitcoin official in India.


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