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06-2022

UK Army social media hack

LONDON ( Associated Press) – British military officials are trying to figure out who hacked the military’s social media accounts over the weekend, filling them with cryptocurrency videos and posts related to collectible electronic art.

The investigation was launched after authorized content on the military’s YouTube account was replaced with videos promoting cryptocurrency that included images of billionaire Elon Musk. Senna’s Twitter account retweeted several posts about NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, unique digital images that can be bought and sold, but do not have a physical equivalent.

“Sorry for the temporary interruption of our broadcast,” the military said in a tweet posted after the account was withdrawn on Sunday. “We will conduct a thorough investigation and learn from this incident. Thank you for following us, now normal service will resume.”

The Defense Ministry said late Sunday that both breaches had been “resolved”.

While the military’s YouTube site was inaccessible on Monday, a spokesperson said the portal was closed for standard maintenance. Twitter feed was working normally.

Although British officials have raised concerns about a Russian-sponsored hack, the military did not speculate on who was responsible for Sunday’s cyberattack.

“The military takes information security very seriously, and until its investigation is complete, it would be inappropriate to comment further,” the defense ministry said.

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