Hackers post weird series of tweets on Met Police account

Clay Curtis
July 21, 2019

The Twitter account of Scotland Yard has been hit by hackers, resulting in a series of unusual and offensive tweets being sent to hundreds of thousands of followers.

The Metropolitan Police official Twitter page appears to have been hacked.

The Metropolitan Police's Twitter account has been targeted by hackers who posted a series of freaky tweets on the force's official account.

The attack took place late on Friday night, and saw Scotland Yard losing control of its Twitter account for some time.

Hackers gained access to the main account for the London Metropolitan Police on Friday night and began making odd demands, taunting police and even requesting the release of a British rapper.

"While we are still working to establish exactly what happened", it said. Apparently they lost control of their twitter account too'.

Digga D is a controversial United Kingdom drill rap artist, now in prison. "There has been no "hack" of the Met Police's own IT infrastructure".

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Drill music artist Digga D, real name Rhys Herbert, was jailed past year aged 17 along with four other members of his gang, after they were caught with baseball bats and machetes on their way to attack rivals.

Emails linking to bogus press releases calling for Digga D's release were also sent from Scotland Yard's press bureau.

Trump added: "With the incompetent Mayor of London, you will never have safe streets!" "We apologise to our subscribers and followers for the messages they have received", the Metropolitan Police said.

"We are assessing to establish what criminal offences have been committed", Scotland Yard said in a statement.

The genre of rap music, which often features masked or hooded groups of men talking about guns, drugs and stabbings, has been linked to a rise in violent crime in the capital.

The statement went on to say that the Met Police's IT system itself was not hacked, and the only breach was related to its MyNewsDesk account. The Met Police team has since confirmed the breach occurred via third-party software.

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