UK military hit by cyberattack — Analysis
The British Army’s Twitter and YouTube pages were used to promote cryptocurrency and NFT scams
The UK Army’s social media accounts were hacked, the defense ministry revealed, with the military’s pages featuring cryptocurrency and NFT-related content before the problem was resolved.
The ministry released a statement on Sunday night stating that “the breach of the Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts that occurred earlier today has been resolved and an investigation is underway.”
“The Army takes information security extremely seriously and until their investigation is complete it would be inappropriate to comment further,”The military stated.
British Army has since apologized “temporary interruption”Its feed, and promised to take its lessons.
Sorry for the interruption in our feed. We are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of this interruption and will make any necessary adjustments. We appreciate your patience and will resume normal service.
— British Army 🇬🇧 (@BritishArmy) July 3, 2022
According to the media, the hacked Twitter account featured messages related to non-fungible tokens (NFT) – unique certificates that declare ownership of digital assets on the web such as images, videos, music files, game assets or even tweets. The profile heading of the military’s account was changed to make it seem associated with The Possessed NFT collection. A fake NFT minting site was created by the pinned tweet.
Screenshots taken from the army’s YouTube site show that it was transformed into a page of the Ark Invest company, featuring videos on cryptocurrency and images of billionaire businessman Elon Musk.
This article was originally written while the YouTube channel from the British Army is still unavailable.
The hack has not been claimed by any group.
This attack occurred just days after Lindy Cameron, the National Cyber Security Centre’s head, revealed that the agency had received a response. “nationally significant incidents”Along with hundreds more general cyberattacks that “affect the UK more widely every year.”
Sunday’s scare was not the first time the British military has been targeted. The database that contained information about as many as 100,000 people was taken by hackers in 2020 from Interserve defense ministry contractor.
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