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London police Twitter blares ‘F*CK THE POLICE’ in apparent hack

London police Twitter blares ‘F*CK THE POLICE’ in apparent hack
London’s Metropolitan Police has some explaining to do, after its website and Twitter account apparently got hacked and defaced with obscene messages.

“F**K THE POLICE FREE DA GANG!! #CHUCKLINGHELLA” the unknown hackers posted on Twitter at 23:32 British summer time (1046 GMT) on Friday.

Around the same time, the same message – and several others – appeared as an official press release on the Met Police website. 

More than a dozen messages have been posted so far. The hashtag appears to be a video game reference.

"We are aware that the @metpoliceuk has been subject to unauthorised access and our media team are working hard to delete the messages and ensure the security of the account," a police spokesman told reporters. "Please ignore any Tweets until we verify that it is back under official control."

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