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Unknown hacked Facebook account of USS Kidd and streamed Age of Empires

Earlier this week, an unknown person hacked into the Facebook account of the American destroyer USS Kidd. On the compromised page, the hacker streamed for several hours how he played Age of Empires, though the hacker played poorly and was unable to even get out of the Stone Age.

The first to report the compromise was Task & Purpose, which discovered that on the page of the Kidd-class destroyer someone had been streaming Age of Empires under the heading “Hahahahaha” for four hours.

After that, the unknown turned on the Age of Empires stream five more times and each time played for at least an hour. As a result, recordings of these streams with titles like “hi guys”, “play game” and “ffffffffffff” were available on the official USS Kidd page for a long time.

Subscribers quickly noticed the strange activity and tried to find out from the hacker what was going on. However, he did not answer his audience, he only played, and, as noted above, it was very bad. In fact, most of the time the unknown did nothing, or spent hours mining for wood and stone (ignoring the advice of the audience, who had already tried to tell him how to build buildings and develop in the game).

According to journalists, with reference to the press secretary of the Navy, Nicole Schwegman, the military confirms the fact of hacking the Facebook account of the destroyer USS Kidd, although they did not provide any details.

The official Facebook page for USS Kidd (DDG 100) was hacked. We are currently working with Facebook technical support to resolve the issue. Access has been secured by Facebook, and once their procedures are complete we’ll regain access to the page.Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman, a Navy spokesperson told.

Currently, stream recordings have already been deleted and the US Navy has regained control of its account.

It should be noted that this is not the first such case. So, in 2020, the official Twitter account of the military unit of Fort Bragg unexpectedly published a series of tweets of a sexual nature and left a comment on the tweet of the OnlyFans model. Although the military initially reported that their account had been hacked, it soon emerged that the Fort Bragg SMM manager seemed to have simply forgotten to switch to his personal account.

Let me remind you that I also recently wrote that Facebook explained reasons for the global failure.

Vladimir Krasnogolovy

Vladimir is a technical specialist who loves giving qualified advices and tips on GridinSoft's products. He's available 24/7 to assist you in any question regarding internet security.

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