Suspected hack of PSNI chief constable's Twitter account

A tweet was posted on George Hamilton's account earlier

Suspected hack of PSNI chief constable's Twitter account

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The PSNI say it appears the Twitter account of its chief constable has been hacked.

A tweet was posted on George Hamilton's account earlier on Thursday.

The head of PSNI's Cyber Crime Centre, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey, said: "At this time we believe there is a possibility the account was maliciously hacked.

"Enquiries are currently ongoing. There are no further details at this time."

The @ChiefConPSNI Twitter account | Image: Twitter

Details on the content of the tweet were not available.

But it is understood the message contained a person's name, followed by a jumble of apparently random letters.
 
It was deleted within minutes.

The account has almost 12,000 followers on the social media site.