The official Twitter account maintained by NASA to provide rolling updates about its Kepler mission appears to have been hacked on Wednesday. Users noticed the hack after a lewd image was tweeted from the account with the accompanying caption “Ready for ya…”. The account’s display picture and username were also changed.
An image of an unidentified women was uploaded by suspected hackers as its display picture. The account’s username was also changed to “r4die2oz”.
— James Kittock (@JamesKittock) July 6, 2016
A few Twitter users readily pitched in some sound advice to NASA, asking them to change their password frequently.
Launched in 2009, the Kepler mission aims to locate Earth-like planets in the Milkyway which might support life. The spacecraft is monitoring only a section of the galaxy.
More updates to follow.