British Army Twitter, YouTube Accounts Post About Crypto After Being Hacked
The British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were momentarily compromised and used to promote cryptocurrencies and non-fungible token (NFT) scams.
The official army Twitter handle, which is @BritishArmy, later posted that it has since regained control of both accounts and is conducting a full investigation of the breach.
"Apologies for the temporary interruption to our feed," tweeted the British Army after restoring its affected social media accounts back to the way they were prior to being compromised. "We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident."
Its Twitter account had its name briefly changed to "pssssd" instead of British Army and its profile picture to an NFT from The Possessed, a project consisting of 10,000 animated NFTs. According to Web3 is Going Great, the first to report about the incident, the account published a number of tweets that contained links to a fake minting website in what could have been an attempt to scam the British Army's over 362,000 followers.