Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter

Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter

Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter

Other tweets seemed to take aim at individuals, with one reading: 'We are the police...

A Met spokesman said the force was working to establish exactly what happened. "Cal and Dylan are gay btw", read another, apparently referring to Netflix show Tidelands.

A series of the tweets called for the release of drill rap artist Digga D.

Scotland Yard's principal Twitter account, which is followed by more than 1.2 million people and is used to provide important alerts in times of crisis, tweeted a series of freaky messages on Friday night after becoming "subject to unauthorised access".

Some of the posts received hundreds of likes and retweets.

In the early hours of Saturday, after apparently regaining control of its output, Scotland Yard said it believed the "security issue" related exclusively to the external service the Met's press bureau uses to issue news releases.

World Bank 'Drops' $300 Million Amaravati Project
The official said the worldwide organisation's board of directors was informed that the project was no longer under preparation. The project was to be co-financed by another multilateral funding agency Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Hackers posted incoherent tweets linked to a surprisingly well-written but phony press release, as they called for the release of the 18-year old singer.

Scotland Yard confirmed that its website had "been subject to unauthorised access".

But the police force later denied there had been any "hack" of its IT infrastructure after the series of weird tweets were posted.

BBC home affairs producer Daniel De Simone tweeted that the hack was a "serious issue" and added: "The press and public relies on comms from the Met during emergencies such as terror attacks".

A force spokesman said: "This system has no affiliation with the Force's crime management or command and control systems and has not compromised the Force's operational capabilities".

"We have begun making changes to our access arrangements to MyNewsDesk", the Met said in a statement.

Recommended News

  • Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century'

    Pompeo calls China's treatment of Uighurs 'stain of the century'

    Chris Smith (R-NJ) stated in his remarks at the Ministerial on Wednesday. Pompeo's isn't identifying those nations by name.
    Matt Damon to star in Tom McCarthy's next

    Matt Damon to star in Tom McCarthy's next

    The American actor is teaming up with Tom McCarthy , who won an Oscar in 2016 for Spotlight , to star in Stillwater . Participant will produce with Anonymous Content, Liza Chasin , Jonathan King , and McCarthy.

    Why Is PrepAway Considered to Be the Best Platform for Exam Dumps?

    However, it’s not easy to tell which one of those sources offers authentic exam dumps that will help you pass your test. All you need to do is to identify the best site for exam dumps, and you will pass your certification test with flying colors.
  • US sanctions entities and individuals linked to Iran's nuclear program

    US sanctions entities and individuals linked to Iran's nuclear program

    Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship. Earlier, against the company, restrictions were imposed, reports TASS.
    Pepsi gains foothold in Africa with $1.7 billion Pioneer deal

    Pepsi gains foothold in Africa with $1.7 billion Pioneer deal

    The fact that PepsiCo are paying such a premium sends the message that they are quite keen to get this deal done. As part of this goal, PepsiCo will create a new operating sector for Sub-Saharan Africa, named PepsiCo SSA.
    Dear White People Drags Netflix in the Season 3 Trailer

    Dear White People Drags Netflix in the Season 3 Trailer

    Everyone's acting so different from the traits they previously established, ' one character commented as the preview kicked off.
  • Yanks' Boone suspended,

    Yanks' Boone suspended, "not real proud" of profane rant

    He told Miller to "tighten it up right now, OK?" Following the 6-2 victory, Boone admitted his emotions got the better of him. Brett Gardner surely wants to leave his mark on Yankee Stadium .
    Arsenal 'haven't made a bid anywhere near' valuation of Wilfried Zaha

    Arsenal 'haven't made a bid anywhere near' valuation of Wilfried Zaha

    But Palace are determined to hold on to Zaha , having already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United in a £50million deal. However, given Zaha's brother has said he wants European football, it may be quite hard for Everton to convince him to join.

    3 World Series Contenders Nobody is Talking About

    Despite being loaded on offense, the Cardinals have been inefficient in 2019 and rank near the bottom-10 in runs and home runs. Louis has title-winning pedigree and are loaded offensively, but thus far simply haven’t delivered consistent results.
  • NFL will not suspend Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in case involving son

    NFL will not suspend Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in case involving son

    Regarding the abuse investigation, the National Football League defaulted to the decision made by local authorities. The league left open the possibility of revisiting Hill's case should further information come out through police.
    Bitcoin slips as CFTC probes BitMEX over client trades

    Bitcoin slips as CFTC probes BitMEX over client trades

    As reported by Bitcoinist , both Binance and Poloniex have been forced to geofence several cryptocurrency tokens from USA traders. BitMEX was co-founded in 2014 by Hayes along with Samuel Reed and thirty-five-year-old British national Ben Delo .
    AB InBev agrees to sell Australian business to pay down debt

    AB InBev agrees to sell Australian business to pay down debt

    AB InBev's net debt totaled $102.5 billion at the end of 2018 and its net debt to core profit ratio was at 4.6 times. The deal gives Asahi a major foothold in Australia, furthering its strategy to build a global presence.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.