Unknown persons hacked the accounts of the British Army on Twitter and YouTube and used them to promote cryptocurrency-related fraud. The Ministry of Defense of the country confirmed the hacking.
On the Twitter account of the British army, the attackers announced the distribution of NFT. The link fixed in the description led to a fraudulent website, writes The Verge.
Hackers also compromised the British Army’s YouTube channel.
It was renamed Ark Invest, removed all previous videos and launched several “live broadcasts” with Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey, which were old recordings with the participation of entrepreneurs. During the video, viewers were encouraged to invest in fraudulent crypto projects with the help of an additional text.
At the time of writing, the British Army has restored access to its Twitter and YouTube accounts. An investigation is underway.
Recall that in February, YouTube viewers lost $1.6 million in cryptocurrencies on fake streams in three days. The attackers mounted videos from old speeches of famous representatives of the bitcoin community and entrepreneurs.
In 2020, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sued the video hosting because of fake bitcoin giveaways on his behalf, but lost the case.
In May 2022, a deepfake of Elon Musk spread on Twitter, in which he “called for investing” in a scam project.