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.

Additionally, it now seems as if their YouTube channel is gone too. Being replaced with an investment channel.

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.”

NFT?

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.

You can read more on NFTs here.

George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. He also works for the NHS. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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Coll
Coll
1 month ago

An NFT is also known as a JPG. lol

Phylyp
Phylyp
1 month ago
Reply to  Coll

Good for you, Brooklyn. Invest it in NFTs.

farouk
farouk
1 month ago

The tweet in question

Nestor Mahkno
Nestor Mahkno
1 month ago

Are you like 12 dude?

farouk
farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  Nestor Mahkno

Dude? How old are you…12?

dan
dan
1 month ago

I canceled all my social media accounts 2 years ago. Social media has become the sewer of society today. I don’t miss it at all.

Tommo
Tommo
1 month ago
Reply to  dan

Never have played the social media world I’ve cleared enough minefields too get involved with a media weapon of miss destruction its not worth it especially when it comes too ones Security Dan

Something Different
Something Different
1 month ago

Some people are gay, get over it. In other news some prefer Corrie to Eastenders, Bach to Beethoven, and cheese and onion crisps to salt and vinegar.

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

Some of us don’t do soaps at all. please don’t mention those two efforts again. ps I have friends who do soaps and I try to support them, so I’m not soap-phobic. As for the rest, love who you like and be happy, just don’t do soaps.

Farouk
Farouk
1 month ago

Err Richard Edward, where do I come across as homophobic, I’m not and I have never have been, but hey if you wonks feel I am , who am I to disagree with a load of ethical latte drinkers who find offence with everything and go out of their fing way to cancel those they hate in the name of equality. FYI My aunt ( A WO1 no less ) was gay, and had her mates (Also gay) keep an eye out on her young nephew Farouk. When I did my resettlement, I asked my replacement if she wanted to… Read more »

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  Farouk

Boom and once again Farouk shoots and we have woke down woke down 😂👍

Tomartyr
Tomartyr
1 month ago

Oh dear, homosexuals in the military, how will you cope? Did nobody bother to ask how this will affect you?

Last edited 1 month ago by Tomartyr
Farouk
Farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomartyr

Oh dear, my fav Spanish film. ( Yes I watch foreign films) is : “All about my Mother” its about a prostitute who walks away from that life when she becomes pregnant, years later her teenage son dies and she returns to Barcelona to inform the boys father their son has died. Turns out he now ids as a woman , gets a nun pregnant , gives her aids, she dies and the original woman decides to adopt the child. funny film for a so called homophobe to enjoy. But hey, you keep throwing those barbs, maybe , just maybe… Read more »

Airborne
Airborne
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomartyr

Think you have overreacted and not quite understood Farouks amusing bit of banter!

Tomartyr
Tomartyr
1 month ago
Reply to  Airborne

Judging by his response you are probably mistaken.
They’re an attention seeker looking to start an argument so they can cry cancel culture when they get ridiculed.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tomartyr
Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago

I think it’s good they are able to be their true selves as well as serve their county. Who cares who someone loves as long as it’s consensual and respectful. It was not long ago we in-prisoned people just because they the had intimate feelings for someone of the same sex or destroyed their careers and lives. Probably the best example is Alan Turing, who probably did more to end WW2 than any other single individual and is the farther of modern computer science and yet he was charged with a criminal act, forced to take a life changing hormone,… Read more »

Farouk
Farouk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonathan

Jonathan, Never had an issue with people who are different, and in the army very few came as different as me.As I’ve mentioned I have a large number of gay friends, and they unlike the social justice warriors can take a joke i mentioned Shelly who was my replacement when I left the army. She stayed at my house with her girlfriend when I did my resettlement , I came back one weekend and was downstairs on the phone to my other half ( Who couldn’t understand having 2 girls in my house and thought there was something going on)… Read more »

Jonathan
Jonathan
1 month ago
Reply to  Farouk

I try to be very tolerant of things like gay pride, mainly due to the massive level of injustice and things like imprisonment of gay people within living memory. I think if you’ve suffered a massive injustice your allowed to celebrate freedom from it and make sure everyone remembers that freedom for the individual is important.

Im not so keep on people picking fights for what are really pointless arguments or demanding that they have some right that impacts on others rights and freedoms.

But gay pride as a celebration of freedom why not.

Sean
Sean
1 month ago

I find it alarming the British Army has a Twatter account in the first place. Social media in general tends to be a perpetual rage machine full of conspiracy theories, political propaganda, and mindless trivia, but Twatter tends to be worse as it focuses on this with only a 3 sec attention span.

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
1 month ago
Reply to  Sean

What’s that you say? I lost track after a sentence. Can you put it in 140 characters or less with emoji to show me the important parts 😂😂😂😂😂

Sean
Sean
1 month ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

I rest my case 🤷🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️😉

Barry Larking
Barry Larking
1 month ago

The Armed Forces have Twitter and facebook accounts?

What could go wrong …?

Last edited 1 month ago by Barry Larking
John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  Barry Larking

Good grief, who bloody cares what sexuality someone is, it’s so boring. I happen to be heterosexual, my colleague happens to be gay, what’s that got to do with my business, sod all.

Yes it was terrible years ago, it isn’t anymore, no-one I know cares what ‘club’ people are in, get the hell over it…

Do witches and warlocks get a pride parade, they used to burn and drown their particular minority, perhaps they should get black cat and broom stick badges to wear at work….

David Lloyd
David Lloyd
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

Every once in a while I read something very droll on this site which makes me laugh out loud 🙂

“Do witches and warlocks get a pride parade, they used to burn and drown their particular minority, perhaps they should get black cat and broom stick badges to wear at work….”

Many thanks John

Last edited 1 month ago by David Lloyd
John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  David Lloyd

Morning David, I’m sure the woke among us passed out at my lack of ‘understanding’ into their ethically sourced coffee…

As you laughed at it, ( so just as guilty) we will no doubt be forced to march at the head of the next pride parade, self flagellating ourselves with rainbow coloured whips and blowing whistles….

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

😆

Posse Comitatus
Posse Comitatus
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

“…… self flagellating ourselves with rainbow coloured whips and blowing whistles….” ??

I’m in !! 😃

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

As a comedian once said before the internet If a guy f**ks a pig he’s left to feel like oh no Its so bad I must be only person who’s done that. But now he goes on the internet and is part of community. 😂😂😂

Tommo
Tommo
29 days ago
Reply to  Monkey spanker

Not in Isreal MS

Tommo
Tommo
29 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

In Drag or leathers ?

John Clark
John Clark
29 days ago
Reply to  Tommo

I’m thinking feathers Tommo…..🤣🤣🤣

Tommo
Tommo
29 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

Too Burlesque like Gypsy Rose Lee whoops now I’ve offended the travelling community 😬

Andy P
Andy P
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

You joke mate but…….

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scotland-prepares-pardon-for-the-witches-it-executed-mf6txwc0v

I can’t believe you’re so cold hearted man.

grizzler
grizzler
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy P

Did they do the nose in order to get a conviction – if they weighed the same as a duck it would have been a fair cop…

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy P

🤣🤣🤣 good grief Andy, now I’ve seen everything mate!

I wonder how much the SNP focus and working group spent on that escapade!

Andy P
Andy P
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

There’s a spot not that far from us where they’re building a statue or the like. While it wasn’t exactly a high note in our collective history, its not like it was just what is now the decadent West that was doing this stuff. Here ya go, something else for the hair shirt wearers (well their internet dwelling offspring)….

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/tributes-fife-remember-local-women-18895668

I for one am delighted that our ‘Dear Leader’ has her finger on the pulse and is dealing with the important stuff….. Again. 😉

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy P

With the Dear leader in the North and blustering Boris in the South, with a hollowed out wooden alternative, we are doomed Andy, Doomed I tell you….

Andy P
Andy P
1 month ago
Reply to  John Clark

Yeah, its an absolute shitshow isn’t it. I’m not sure what we’ve done to deserve what we’re getting. 🙁

John Clark
John Clark
1 month ago
Reply to  Andy P

We all need cheering up a bit! I’ll kick us off, I was driving home from the office a few months ago and the sad news of the death of comedy genius Barry Cryer came on the radio. Various comedians told their favourite Cryer jokes … I had to pull over as I was laughing so much! An example, man sits in the doctors office, the doctor, ashen faced, looks the guy straight in the eye and say’s, I must caution you to stop masterbating straight away.. Why says the man? Because I am trying to examine you! I dare… Read more »

Andy P
Andy P
30 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

😂

He was a clever man. I’ll toss in one of my fav’s….

How many potatoes does it take to kill an Irishman ????

None….. 😉

John Clark
John Clark
30 days ago
Reply to  Andy P

Nice one Andy, he apparently spoke to a very good friend of his in the weeks before he died, when asked how he was, he simply said,

“I’ve stopped buying green bananas”

Funny until the end, possibly the best gallows humour I’ve ever heard 🤣

An absolute legend.

John Clark
John Clark
30 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

P.s, I’m sure Mark will be along to tell you the Irishmen joke ‘isn’t funny’ before long…..

Tommo
Tommo
29 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

We had one Lad who put himself down as a Cornish Druid, unfortunately for him the skipper refused his wish for a so called Wicker man ceremony on the sweepdeck on his birthday

John Clark
John Clark
29 days ago
Reply to  Tommo

🤣🤣 possible fire risk with the wicker man Tommo!

Tommo
Tommo
29 days ago
Reply to  John Clark

At the the time of this melarkie, Arson of Naval ships and Dockyards was still classed as a Capital offence If Jan the Druid had set the wicker man alight and destroyed Naval equipment we could have had a real wickerman with the Guilty Arsonist poor Jan 🔥🔥🔥🧙‍♀️🧙‍♀️🧙‍♂️

Monkey spanker
Monkey spanker
1 month ago

Changed times. Surely when an official organisation like army etc have a twitter, youtube they should have a emergency reset or shut down button to push for this exact situation.