Chief whip’s Twitter falls victim to hackers after bizarre cat tweet

Chief whip Mark Spencer said his Twitter account has fallen victim to hackers after a bizarre tweet involving a cat and a cryptic message appeared on his profile.

Mr Spencer apologised after an image of a cat captioned with the words “NO NO NO NO NO NO” was posted from his account.

The picture was posted along with an unintelligible message which included a police emoji and an Italian flag.

Mark Spencer says his Twitter account was hacked
Mark Spencer says his Twitter account was hacked (Twitter/PA)

The tweet has since been deleted, with Mr Spencer blaming hackers for the mishap.

The tweet came as others, including the Prime Minister, celebrated International Cat Day.

In a tweet, Boris Johnson wished Downing Street’s “chief mouser” Larry the cat a very happy International Cat Day.

The Labour Party also paid tribute to their feline friends with a tweet showing leader Jeremy Corbyn and his cat El Gato enjoying reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes Of Wrath.

Happy #InternationalCatDay! We’ve got a purrfect plan to protect all domestic pets. Check out our animal welfare plan 👉🐱https://t.co/pAkt0hArIxpic.twitter.com/4ZxbyfRizm

— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) August 8, 2019

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