At the intervals of a few minutes or less, the tweets were scattered with profane language and formatted sporadically with capital letters and confusing signatures like "F *** THE POLICE FREE DA GANG" and "NO comment get my lawyer."  Both the force's social media and website were hacked, Met Police told CNN. The same "unauthorized messages" had been emailed to subscribers, according to a press statement later posted to the Met Police website after the same day's regaining control.
According to the statement, hackers exploited a linked system that automatically downloads content to multiple platforms. "The Met Police Press Bureau uses an online provider called MyNewsDesk to issue news releases and other content. When a story is published via MyNewsDesk, it appears on the Met's website and Twitter accounts and generates an email to those who have subscribed to receive our news updates. "
The police statement stressed that no other systems had been compromised by the loquacious infiltrators. "At this stage, we are confident that the only security issue is related to access to our MyNewsDesk account."
"We are evaluating to establish what criminal
The tweets have since been removed