Ghost in the Shell X/Twitter Account Apparently Hacked for Real Before Laughing Man Incident’s Date – Interest

Reportedly hacked earlier than actual-life occasions marking the Laughing Man incident


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The ever-in style franchise Ghost in the Shell reaches a seminal date in its historical past on February 3. This is when the Laughing Man incident occurs in the 2002 collection Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (popularly often known as S.A.C.). The franchise‘s employees is marking the date with a free streaming and a Tokyo screening of The Laughing Man compilation. But somebody apparently jumped the gun on the celebrations by hacking the official Ghost in the Shell X (previously Twitter) account — for actual — on January 28.


[Important notice regarding #攻殻機動隊 Official X]

On the morning of Sunday, January 28, 2024, it was found that the official Ghost in the Shell X account (@thegitsofficial) had been hacked as a result of unauthorized entry. We sincerely apologize for any concern this will likely have prompted. Please verify the picture for particulars.

An preliminary assertion about the hacking was launched on the official website and later uploaded to its linked social networks service (SNS) accounts. Thankfully, in response to the official translation of the assertion, there have been “no experiences of harm brought on by the unauthorized entry, however we’ll proceed to research and strengthen the safety of different official ‘Ghost in the Shell’ SNSs as effectively.”

On January 30, the web site released a subsequent assertion. The employees introduced that the official X/Twitter account had been restored at 12:00 p.m. on January 30 with the assist of the X firm. In the official translation of the assertion, the Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Committee and Kodansha‘s Young Magazine apologized for any misinformation that was launched on the platform when they didn’t have management: “We apologize for the inconvenience prompted to our followers by [any] deceptive report[s], which appeared to appear to be a promotional plan since the animation and manga is said to the matter and the timeline when the harm occurred.”


[Notice of #攻殻機動隊 official X account restoration]

We have confirmed the official Ghost in the Shell X account (@thegitsofficial) has been efficiently recovered after being hacked in the morning of Sunday, January 28, 2024.
We apologize for any inconvenience this will likely have prompted you.
Please verify the picture for particulars.#ghostintheshell

Sources: Ghost in the Shell franchise‘s website (link 2), X/Twitter account, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime’s X/Twitter account by way of Hachima Kikō


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