The British Army’s YouTube and Twitter accounts have been hacked by an unidentified cybercriminal group.
The British Army’s YouTube and Twitter accounts have been hacked by cybercriminals! The British military’s YouTube account is flooded with crypto videos featuring Tesla CEO Elon Musk. At the same time, the Twitter feed itself appears to have retweeted NFT-related posts. Guardian report reveals that both YouTube and Twitter accounts were used by hackers simultaneously to advertise two different accounts electronic money cheat.
The hacked Twitter account named British Army Twitter has been changed to “BAPESCAN” instead of British Army. Even the profile picture has been updated to look like a cartoon monkey with face paint. Its description reads, “Follow us for news and information on deployments, training exercises, ceremonial duties and regimental events. The recruitment @armyjobs” was altered by hackers. During the breach of the Twitter account, the hacker changed its description to: “#1 metavesto clan on the ETH chain with billions of dollars worth of experience. Powered by @chaintchlabs,” The Guardian reported.
Similarly, the name of the YouTube channel about the British Army was also replaced by an account called Ark Invest, along with its logo, which is a global investment company. The YouTube channel has posted several videos interviewing Elon Musk about cryptocurrency.
Then the British Army on Sunday afternoon confirmed the breach of their Twitter and YouTube accounts. However, the accounts were later restored and the military mentioned that an investigation was underway. The British Army tweeted, “Sorry our feed was temporarily interrupted. We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident. Thank you for following us and Normal service will continue.” At the moment, it is not clear who hacked the British Army account, even who changed the account name.
This is not the first time Army social media accounts have been hacked. Back in July 2020, large US accounts were taken over by hackers in an attempt to promote Bitcoin Scam. This affects the accounts of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Kanye West.