British Army’s social  HAcked

Attackers hack into the British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts and post malicious links to compromise people’s crypto wallets. On Sunday, the British Army changed its profile picture, header, and display name hinting at a possible hack.

The hackers changed the profile picture, header, and display name of the Twitter account to a famous NFT collection “BAPESCLAN” to fool the followers. They tweeted a malicious link that redirected users to another platform to access their crypto wallets. The hackers also retweeted some scam giveaways accounts.

The YouTube channel was also hacked as the attackers changed its name to “Ark Invest” which is a famous company founded by Cathie Wood.

The hackers deleted all the existing videos related to the British Army and posted all the old videos and started a live stream of an old discussion about Bitcoin held by Ark with Elon Musk and other well-known crypto personalities.

The live stream chat had a link pinned so that whoever entered the live stream could click and it would direct them to the malicious website.

“Apologies for the temporary interruption to our feed. We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident. Thanks for following us and normal service will now resume.”

Finally, on Monday, the British Army social media team recovered its Twitter and YouTube accounts. They posted an official statement:

The investigation is still underway.