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RCMP's Facebook cat hack

An RCMP constable giving a double homicide news conference wound up wearing cat ears and whiskers when persons unknown hacked the police force’s Facebook feed, Friday.

Sgt. Janelle Shoihet was speaking to reporters at the force’s Surrey E Division headquarters with a feed going live via the social network when the hack occurred.

Shoihet was reporting to media about the double homicide of Lucas Fowler of Australia and Chynna Deese of the United States northern B.C. The investigation is in its early stages, and police pleaded to the public for information to help their investigation.

The audio on the feed was working poorly and close-up shots were blurred. The feed soon ended.

But, commenters clearly thought the hack was the cat’s meow.

“What’s up the audio and cat ears??”asked one.“Love the cat ears,” said another.

“You better hide when she finds out you did this!! Lol,” said a third.

E Division media relations said they were looking into the hack.



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