Hacking of Army's Twitter and YouTube accounts

After its YouTube and Twitter accounts were hacked, the British Army said it is conducting an investigation.

Hacking of Army's Twitter and YouTube accounts

After its YouTube and Twitter accounts were hacked, the British Army said it is conducting an investigation.

The YouTube channel has videos about cryptocurrency that feature images of Elon Musk, a billionaire businessman.

It appeared that the Twitter feed retweeted several posts about NFTs, a type electronic artwork suitable for investment.

The Army confirmed that the breach had occurred and said it takes information security very seriously. It was working to resolve the problem. Both accounts have been restored.

A spokesperson for the Army said that while we had resolved the issue, an investigation was ongoing. It would not be appropriate to comment further.

It is unclear who was behind hacking incidents that saw accounts renamed.

One stage, Twitter changed the account name to Bapesclan. This was accompanied by a profile photo featuring an ape-like cartoon character with make-up that resembles a clown.

The account was restored to normal by Sunday evening.

Later, the Army tweeted "Apologies" for the interruption of their feed. We will investigate the incident and make an informed decision. We appreciate your patience and will resume normal service.

Tobias Ellwood, Conservative MP and chair of the Commons defense select committee, stated that what had occurred "looks serious."

He added, "I hope the outcomes of the investigation will be shared properly," in a tweet.

This isn't the first time that Twitter has targeted high-profile accounts.

Hackers took over major US accounts in July 2020 as part of a Bitcoin scam.

These accounts were affected by Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos as well as Kanye West, Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Barack Obama.

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