Hackers take over the London Metropolitan Police's Twitter account



Late on July 19, 2019, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police issued several unusual tweets like "what you gonna do phone the police?" and "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN SCOTLAND". 


Known formerly as Scotland Yard or "the Yard", the Metropolitan Police has significant national responsibilities, such as coordinating and leading on UK-wide national counter-terrorism matters and protecting the Royal Family in Britain.


The Metropolitan Police confirmed that their social media and website had been hacked but no other systems were compromised. According to initial investigations, the Metropolitan Police said hackers exploited a linked system that issues content to multiple platforms automatically. The Metropolitan Police uses an online provider to issue news releases and other content. When a story is published via the online provider, it appears on the Met's website and Twitter accounts and generates an email to those who've subscribed to receive news updates from the police.


The hacking, despite being only briefly, again reaffirms and confirms that no one is safe from cyber attacks. Even the police, who is supposedly someone we turned to for protection against criminal elements, are not safe from hackers. 


Hmm... the bad and good of connectivity.

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