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Investigation into British Army Twitter and Youtube accounts hacked

2022-07-03T21:04:48.369Z

An investigation is underway after the hacking of the British army's Twitter and Youtube accounts, the Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday....



An investigation is underway after the hacking of the British army's Twitter and Youtube accounts, the Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday.

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We are aware of a breach of the military's Twitter and YouTube accounts and an investigation is ongoing.

The military takes information security very seriously and we are in the process of addressing the issue

,” the Department of Defense tweeted.

"

Until their investigation is complete, it would be inappropriate to comment further

," the department added.

Cryptocurrency videos and images of businessman Elon Musk have appeared on the Army's Youtube channel while his official Twitter account retweeted a number of posts that appear to be NFT-related.

The NFT, for "

non-fungible token

" or non-fungible token, is a digital format that allows you to associate with any virtual object, whether it is an image, photo, animation, video, or piece of music , a certificate of authenticity recorded on a chain of blocks (or "

blockchain

"), the technology that serves as the basis in particular for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.

The British army apologized on Twitter for the "

temporary interruption

" of its content, and announced the resumption of normal service of its account.

We will carry out a full investigation and learn from this incident

,” the army said.

Source: lefigaro

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