BRITISH ARMY IS INVESTIGATING A HACKING ACCOUNT AFTER ITS OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS WERE HACKED
British troops are investigating a blatant robbery after their official Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised on Sunday. News of the violation was first reported by Web3 is Going Great. According to the blog, both accounts were compromised simultaneously to promote two different cryptocurrency scams.
Although since being screened, the army's verified Twitter account has been briefly changed to look like The Possessed page, a project involving a collection of 10,000 animated NFTs with a minimum value of 0.58 Ethereum (approximately $ 1,063). At that time, the account posted a lot of links to a fake website. The robbery may have been part of a larger campaign to boost the popularity of The Possessed. On Saturday, the official Twitter account account alerted its followers to another account that had been verified and hacked in a similar way to further the NFT scam using The Possessed version.
On YouTube, the military channel has been made to look like the Ark Invest page. At the time of writing, the channel is broadcasting live videos and using old photos of Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Ark CEO Katie Wood discussing cryptocurrency. The clips include an overview that promotes "double your money" Bitcoin and Ethereum scams. According to Web3 is Going Great, the same program has gripped fraudsters $ 1.3 million this past May. It is not yet clear who caused the incidents.
"We are aware of the army's Twitter and YouTube account breaches and the investigation is ongoing," a military spokesman told The Guardian. “We regard information security as a priority and solve the problem. Until the investigation is completed it will not be necessary for us to comment further. ”
While 2022 saw its share of crypto hacks, few directed government agencies such as the British army. To date, most have joined groups such as Yuga Labs, the creator of the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. In April, the project’s official Instagram account was compromised by a $ 2.4 million sensitive identity theft scam. The BAYC Discord community has also fallen victim to two separate attacks on sensitive information theft by 2022.