The Tarxien council’s Facebook page was taken over by nonsensical gibberish posts and photos of Asian-women. The hacking allegedly took place last week, with the first posts appearing at around 8:45pm on Wednesday 4th August 2021. Councillor Christian Pace confirmed the hacking, stating that the council is working to recover the page as soon as possible.
The first three posts were mostly gibberish – with a slew of letters and numbers posted on the page. The fourth post however garnered the attention of many, as a photo of an Asian woman wearing a red dress in a car and captioned with a smiley face was uploaded to the page.
Some took the opportunity to mock the hacking, whereas others pointed out that the local council was aware and was working tirelessly to reclaim the page from the hands of the hacker.
Photo Source: Kunsill Lokali Hal Tarxien