facepalm: Hacking social media accounts to promote crypto scams is nothing new, but it’s pretty surprising to find that the country’s military has fallen victim to such a thing. Unfortunately for the British Army, this is exactly the position it found itself in after the affiliate’s YouTube and Twitter channels were compromised.

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In a statement released yesterday on Twitter, the UK Department of Defense press office said it was aware of the hacking of the army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts and was investigating the matter. “We take information security very seriously and are addressing this issue. Until the investigation is completed, further comments are inappropriate, ”the message says.

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The hackers who took over the Twitter account changed the name, bio and cover. The biography read: “The #1 metavesto clan on the ETH network with billions of years of experience. Supported by @chaintchlabs.”

The perpetrators changed the pinned tweet to one that linked to a fake NFT minting website and retweeted various NFT giveaways and other messages related to the tokens.

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courtesy The keeper

According to edge, the army’s YouTube channel was also hacked. All videos have been removed and the name and logo changed to match the legitimate investment companies Ark Invest, which were in no way involved in the hack. Videos of old livestreams featuring former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who were part of The B Word conference hosted by Ark Invest last June, have been uploaded with overlays related to crypto scams. The same technique was used in May, earning scammers $1.3 million in 24 hours.

As soon as the army regained control of the accounts, it posted: “We apologize for the temporary interruption of our feed. We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident. Thank you for following us, normal service will resume now.”

One of the most famous cryptocurrency takeovers occurred in July 2020, when the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Apple, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Jeff Bezos and others (over 130) were hacked. captured. The hackers promised that if someone sent them bitcoins, they would return double the amount – many people fell for this. Later, several people were arrested in connection with the incident.