CHILD ACCIDENTALLY TWEETS FROM US NUCLEAR ACCOUNT
Working from home with kids in the house can have some unexpected outcomes, especially if you’re in charge of the United States Strategic Command’s social media accounts.
A young child created confusion over the weekend when the child found a laptop left unattended by their dad. Subsequently, a few keys were pressed and a tweet was sent out from the United States Strategic Command’s Twitter account.
The message? ;l;;gmlxzssaw
The reaction? Major!
The US Strategic Command runs the United States’ nuclear weapons force and missile defenses, so any information posted on there can have a massive effect on the country’s political and economic stability.
Many followers of the account speculated that it could be nuclear codes that have been published, or the US Defense Department sending out a message to conspiracy theorists.
In a statement released by Stratcom, official Kendall Cooper said that “the Command’s Twitter manager, while in a telework status, momentarily left the Command’s Twitter account open and unattended. His very young child took advantage of the situation and started playing with the keys and, unfortunately, and unknowingly, posted the tweet”.
The official went on to confirm that no hacking took place.
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