The British Army is investigating the hackers’ attack on its own pages on social networks. On Sunday, its accounts on Twitter and YouTube were attacked by fraudsters and started advertising two different cryptocurrency scams. First to inform about it was Web3 is Going Great.
For a short time a verified army account on Twitter took the form of a page The Possessed, a project with a collection of 10,000 animated NFT at a minimum price in 0,58 Ethereum (about $1063). While hacking, the fraudsters managed to place several references to fake cryptocurrency.
The frauds are likely to use the popularity of The Possessed for their own earnings. On Saturday, the official page of the project reported another account that also promoted this brand had been hacked.
On YouTube, the army page looked like Ark Invest account . The channel was stamped with old photos of Elon Mask, Jack Dorsey and Ark head Cathie Wood, who discuss cryptocurrency. Overlay on the stream advertised the schemes with Bitcoin and Ethereum, which “double your money”. span>
According to Web3 is Going Great, using a similar scheme in May, fraudsters earned $1.3 million. It is not clear at this time who is responsible for the attacks.
“We know about the hack of the army pages on Twitter and YouTube, the investigation is ongoing. We are very serious about information security and resolve this issue. Until the end of the investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment,” commented the British Armed Forces.