Crypto hackers take over British Army accounts to shill NFTs

The British Army’s Twitter and Youtube accounts were hacked this weekend, apparently as part of a scheme to promote certain collections of NFTs (thanks, BBC (opens in new tab)). The twitter feed as it was can be viewed here (opens in new tab): essentially the hackers replaced all the imagery around the account, and began retweeting NFT-related schemes to the British Army’s roughly 365,000 followers. They also renamed the account ‘pssssd’ and, later, ‘Bapesclan’.

The army’s Youtube account, on the other hand, played host to a bunch of those fake crypto videos where footage of Elon Musk is intercut with a particular crypto pitch, in order to give the false impression that the billionaire Tesla founder (and crypto enthusiast) is associated with a given scheme.

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