The British Army saw their social media accounts become compromised towards the start of the month; whilst it is not clear how the hackers managed to gain access to the Twitter and YouTube accounts, it is clear that it had been done. The account was seen posting and retweeting links about NFT (non-fungible token), a form of electronic artwork used for investments.
The accounts were quickly recovered and back in the hands of the Army. A spokesperson said, “Whilst we have now resolved the issue, an investigation is ongoing, and it would be inappropriate to comment further.” The Army has also stated that it takes cyber security very seriously.
It is important to ensure all areas of your organisation’s cyber environment are as secure as possible; this includes social media accounts. Have a list of all users that have access to this content so that if they leave, they can be removed. Enabling MFA for all users that access the account. Make sure you use a strong, complex and unique password for the accounts.
Social media accounts can be easy targets for attackers, so make sure yours is not.