The website and social media accounts of Britain First, a far-right group were hacked earlier yesterday by unknown hackers. Although it is unclear how the hack was conducted the hackers were able to compromise Britain First’s official YouTube channel, Twitter account of Paul Golding, the leader of Britain First and a convicted criminal and website of Jayda Fransen, the deputy Leader of Britain First.

The hackers deleted each and every video (176) from BF’s YouTube account, Paul Golding’s Twitter account was renamed to “massive fucking chav” while Fransen’s website was also defaced reports HuffingtonPost.

The Independent reported that hackers also left messages against BF and its planned March on 3rd June 2017. Here are some of the screenshots showing what happened when Britain First suffered the cyber attack:

Threatening messages left by the hackers on Jayda Fransen’s website.
All YouTube videos deleted from BF’s channel.
Hacked Twitter account of Paul Golding.

This is not the first time when a far-right group has suffered embarrassment by getting their online platforms compromised by hackers. In the past, hackers carried out successful cyber attacks on English Defence League (EDL) by defacing their website several times and also deleting their official Facebook page.

At the time of publishing this article, Britain First’s YouTube account was restored and all deleted videos were also back on the channel. The Twitter account of Paul Golding and website of Jayda Fransen were also restored.

Ryan De Souza

Ryan is a London-based member of the HackRead's Editorial team. A graduate of Maths and physics with a passion for geopolitics and human rights. Ryan places integrity at the pinnacle of successful journalism and believes this is somewhat lacking in traditional media. Ryan is an educator who balances his time between family, social activism and humanitarian causes and his vice is Football and cars.