The British Army's Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked by unknown actors in an apparent attempt to push NFT and crypto scams.
Starting last year, NFTs or non-fungible tokens had a sudden and meteoric rise to prominence after a piece of digital artwork made to promote the concept sold at auction for $69 million.
But while that headline quickly prompted many to declare NFTs the future of digital artwork, that excitement was soon followed by confusion as to what people actually own when they purchase an NFT. Before long, that confusion gave way to ethical concerns about how easy the craze was to exploit.
And as anyone with experience in the world of cryptocurrency can likely attest, it's no less prone to scams and fly-by-night operations that pull the rug out from investors than any other financial sphere.
And it seems that at least one of those scammers recently became very ambitious, if nothing else.