The British army has confirmed a “breach” of its Twitter and YouTube accounts and said it is investigating, APA reports citing The Guardian.
Its Twitter account appeared to have been hacked and had the name “BAPESCAN” instead of British Army and a profile picture of what looked like a cartoon monkey in face paint.
The British army’s YouTube channel was reported to have been replaced with an account named Ark Invest and its logo. It appeared to be promoting a purported interview with Tesla founder Elon Musk about cryptocurrency. Ark Invest is a global investment firm. There is no suggestion that it was complicit in the breach.
It is not known who is behind the hacks.
An army spokesperson said: “We are aware of a breach of the army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts and an investigation is under way. We take information security extremely seriously and are resolving the issue. Until the investigation is complete it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
A tweet later posted on the official account said: “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.”