The British Army Twitter account has been hacked and is now posting tweets promoting competitions to win NFTs and claiming the UK is going to attack Pakistan.
The account name has changed several times and new profile pictures including an ape wearing face paint have been shown.
After tweeting about an NFT scam the account appears to be proclaiming other things pic.twitter.com/edfdEqTZos
— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) July 3, 2022
Additionally, it now seems as if their YouTube channel is gone too. Being replaced with an investment channel.
Additionally, it now seems as if their YouTube channel is gone too. Being replaced with an investment channel. called 'Ark Invest'. pic.twitter.com/AddsaMsNNp
— George Allison (@geoallison) July 3, 2022
The Ministry of Defence said:
“We are aware of a breach of the Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts and an investigation is underway.
The Army takes information security extremely seriously and is resolving the issue. Until their investigation is complete it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
The Verge have this covered here, it is a ‘Non-fungible token.’
“Non-fungible”more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. For example, a bitcoin is fungible — trade one for another bitcoin, and you’ll have exactly the same thing.
A one-of-a-kind trading card, however, is non-fungible. If you traded it for a different card, you’d have something completely different. You gave up a Squirtle, and got a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner, which StadiumTalk calls “the Mona Lisa of baseball cards.” (I’ll take their word for it.)”
How do NFTs work?
The Verge say that, at a very high level, most NFTs are part of the Ethereum blockchain, though other blockchains have implemented their own version of NFTs. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, like bitcoin or dogecoin, but its blockchain also keeps track of who’s holding and trading NFTs.