FAST FIVE: British Army's YouTube & Twitter Accounts Briefly Spammed With Crypto Video And Elon Musk Photos
The army's YouTube channel was renamed “Ark Invest” – a global investment management firm – and featured a number a videos on cyptocurrency with images of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Screengrab of the British Army Twitter page after it was hacked on July 3, 2022.
Two hours later, the British Army apologised on Twitter for “the temporary interruption” and said that “normal service will now resume.” “We will conduct a full investigation and learn from this incident,” the message reads.
Tobias Ellwood, the Conservative MP for Bournemouth East and chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee, said the incident looked “serious.” “I hope the results of the investigation and actions taken will be shared appropriately,” Ellwood said on Twitter.
The Five Eyes state agencies recommended regular updates of software, implementing a centralised patching system, implementing multi-factor authentication, ensuring remote employees had strong passwords, protecting controls and architecture, and encrypting network traffic.