Monday, June 24, 2024

British Army ’s Twitter, YouTube accounts were compromised to promote crypto scams

Threat actors compromised the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army to promote online crypto scams.

The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army were used to promote NFT and other crypto scams. The YouTube account was used to transmit an older Elon Musk clip that attempts to trick users into visiting cryptocurrency scam sites.

The attackers hijacked the verified Twitter account of the British Army, changed the profile images, and renamed it to ‘pssssd.’

At this time it is not clear how the attackers compromised the accounts simultaneously or if they were protected with two-factor authentication. In the latter case, threat actors could have obtained access to the account through SIM swapping attacks. It is still unclear if someone has fallen victim to these scams proposed through the hacked accounts.

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