Two teens charged with Metropolitan Police website hack

11 October 2019, 11:35

A series of tweets were posted on the Met's Twitter
A series of tweets were posted on the Met's Twitter. Picture: PA

By Megan White

Two teenagers have been charged after the Metropolitan Police website was hacked.

The country’s largest police force had its site hacked in July, with a series of tweets appearing on its official account.

The teens, aged 18 and 19, are both from Scotland.

Odd messages calling for the release of drill rapper Digga D and some containing offensive language appeared online before the force regained control of the account.

Spoof press releases also appeared on the MyNewsDesk website.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Two men, aged 18 and 19, from the Lossiemouth and Glasgow areas respectively, have been arrested and charged in connection with unauthorised access and publication of content on the Metropolitan Police Service's news platform on Friday 19 July 2019.

"A report will be submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service."