The Ministry of Interior’s (MOI) official twitter account (@moiegy) was hacked on Friday afternoon.
The first tweet indicating the hacking of the account read: “I am citizen Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, [I] announce my dissent for my people and brothers.”
The MOI Facebook page announced that their twitter account was hacked, eight hours after the first tweet, saying that it was hacked by a Muslim Brotherhood member.
They also set up a new account (@moiegy3062013), saying the MOI has nothing to do with the news and reports tweeted by the original account, which is followed by around 204,000 users.
The hacked account mourned the peaceful pro-Mohamed Morsi protesters and described Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim and Minister of Defence Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi as traitors.
The tweets asked all soldiers not to open fire on demonstrators, asked citizens to ignore curfew and published phone numbers of celebrities supporting the “military coup”, like businessman Naguib Sawiris and renowned actor Adel Emam.
The account was still tweeting at the time of writing.