INDIANAPOLIS (WXIN) — If you saw some odd posts coming from the @IndStatePolice Twitter account Saturday afternoon, they weren’t actually from Indiana State Police officers (though that may have been obvious to readers).
The account, which has “Official Twitter for the Indiana State Police” written in its bio, was hacked, ISP confirmed Saturday.
As of 3 o’clock that afternoon, at least one of the posts from hackers had been deleted from the account and Sgt. John Perrine was “working to get it rectified,” police said.
“I don’t like that that was poo poo head I don’t like that” a post from ISP’s account, which was a quote retweet of a Wall Street Journal article on actor Sean Penn, said. A screenshot of the now-deleted Tweet is shown below.
Other presumably hacked posts included replies to state troopers in Evansville with little punctuation. These are shown below.
It appears that as of 3:50 p.m. Saturday, the account was back under ISP’s control.
“It appears our Twitter account was recently hacked, the previous tweet sent 15 minutes ago was not sent by ISP personnel. Please notify us if you see any suspicious activity from our account. Thank you.”Post from @IndStatePolice on Twitter
It is unclear at this time who hacked the ISP account or how.