Crypto – fraud on sites of the British army7. July 2022
Crypto – fraud on sites of the British army
The British Army’s social media accounts were attacked by unknown threat actors. The attack resulted in crypto scams being promoted on the Army’s YouTube and Twitter accounts.
The intrusion lasted about four hours, with the hackers changing the profile picture of the British Army’s Twitter account to a possessed NFT. Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood expressed concern about the attack and called for action to be taken against the threat actors.
The threat actors made the pages look like Elon Musk and Cathie Wood were holding a live stream about cryptocurrencies. A main attack vector for the hackers was a phishing link sent to viewers. After this was clicked, the attackers likely gained unauthorized access.
The hackers asked viewers to scan a QR code that led them to a cryptocurrency wallet address. After they donated here, the scammers promised the unsuspecting , they would get back double the amount of their donation. It is not known how many people donated, but over 20,000 people participated in the live streams.