UPDATE 2 (June 1, 2016): @PeelPoliceMedia is now online as of 10:45 a.m. today.

UPDATE: Police have confirmed they have regained access to the account and will be reinstating it tomorrow. 

The @PeelPoliceMedia account on Twitter was hacked by a user known as @KEEMStar. The account has been deleted at this point.

Around 9:00 p.m. on Monday night, Kevin Montgomery noticed a peculiar response from the Peel Regional Police’s official media relations account on Twitter.


It was deleted a few minutes later.

However, minutes later, the account’s profile picture and banner were changed and the user started to regularly tweet profanity and tag porn websites like @PornHub.

At 9:49 p.m., George Tudos, a Peel police public information officer, tweeted that the police were “aware our Corporate account @peelpolicemedia has been hacked, we are working on issue, we apologize for this inconvenience @Support”.

Some of the tweets captured are below.

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At this point, either the police or the hacker have deleted the account.

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