British army Twitter and YouTube accounts compromised to promote crypto scams

The British Army is investigating an apparent hack after its official Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised on Sunday. News of the injury was first reported by According to the blog, both accounts were compromised at the same time to promote two different cryptocurrency scams.

Although it has since been purged, the Army’s verified Twitter account was briefly modified to look like a page for , a project that includes a collection of 10,000 animated NFTs with a (about $1,063). During this time, the account tweeted several links to a fake minting website. It’s possible the hack is part of a broader campaign to take advantage of The Possessed’s recent popularity. On Saturday, the official Twitter account of the project his followers of another verified account that was similarly hacked to promote an NFT scam branded The Possessed.

Over on YouTube, the army channel was designed to look like a page for. At the time of writing, the channel is livestreaming videos reusing old footage of Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, and Ark CEO Katie Wood discussing cryptocurrency. The clips include an overlay promoting Bitcoin and Ethereum ‘double your money’ scams. Scammers were charged according to a similar scheme. It is unclear who is behind the attacks.

“We are aware of a breach of the Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts and an investigation is ongoing,” an Army spokesman said . “We take information security very seriously and solve the problem. Until the investigation is complete, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

While 2022 has seen its share of crypto hacks, few government organizations like the British Army have targeted it. To date, most groups like Yuga Labs, creator of the popular Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection, have gotten involved. In April, the project’s official Instagram account was compromised in one. The BAYC Discord community also fell into 2022.

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