Army’s YouTube and Twitter accounts hacked

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The British Army says it’s investigating after its Twitter and YouTube accounts had been hacked.

Videos on cryptocurrency utilizing pictures of billionaire businessman Elon Musk appeared on the YouTube channel.

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The Twitter feed appeared to retweet a number of posts associated to NFTs – a kind of digital art work for funding.

The Army confirmed the “breach”, saying it took data safety “extremely seriously” and was resolving the problem. Both accounts have now been restored.

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An Army spokesperson added: “Whilst we have now resolved the issue an investigation is ongoing and it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

It just isn’t clear who’s behind the hacking incidents, which additionally noticed the accounts renamed.

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At one stage, the Twitter account identify was modified to Bapesclan, accompanied by a profile image that includes an ape-like cartoon determine with make-up mimicking a clown.

By Sunday night, the account had been restored to regular.

The Army later tweeted: “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.”

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, chair of the Commons defence choose committee, mentioned what had occurred “looks serious”.

“I hope the results of the investigation and actions taken will be shared appropriately,” he added in a tweet.

It just isn’t the primary time {that a} high-profile account has been focused on Twitter.

Those accounts affected included Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Kanye West.


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