The British Army has opened an investigation into the breach of their Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Its YouTube channel showcases crypto videos and photos of Mr. Musk, while its official Twitter account retweeted several posts that appear to be NFT-related.
NFT, or non-fungible token, is a separate cryptographic token that cannot be copied and acts as a certificate of title for virtual items.
At one point, the account name was changed to Bapesclan and the profile picture to a monkey-like cartoon character in clown makeup.
The Twitter account was restored to normal on Sunday night.
A tweet was posted later that read: “Sorry our feed was temporarily down. We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident. Thank you for your help. Follow us and normal service will resume.”
The YouTube account also appears to have restored regular videos.
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An Army spokesman said it was aware “of the Army’s Twitter and YouTube account compromise and an investigation is underway”.
They said information security was taken “extremely seriously”, and added: “Until the investigation is complete, it would not be appropriate to comment further.”
Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood said what happened “seems serious”.
The chairman of the House Defense Select Committee tweeted: “This looks serious.
“I hope the results of the investigation and the actions taken will be shared appropriately.”