Britain’s spy agency, GCHQ posted a poem to their 50,000 followers about keeping Britain safe as a cyber-attack is paralysing the NHS.
At 3:23 Firday GCHQ posted this poem in a tweet: “We’re an intelligence agency known as GCHQ.”
“Carrying on our mission from Bletchley in World War 2.
“Based in Cheltenham, Manchester, Scarborough and Bude.
“We work against cyber threats, terrorist and those up to no good.
“Because keeping Britain safe is what we do.”
— GCHQ (@GCHQ) May 12, 2017
— NCSC UK (@ncsc) May 12, 2017
GCHQ then sent out another tweet saying: “It’s a good job we’re better at keeping Britain safe than writing limericks… “
A spokesperson for GCHQ declined to comment.
People took to twitter posting their response to GCHQ’s extremely bad timing of their tweet and the unprecedented cyber-attack that has crippled the NHS.
@GCHQ It seems you are actually better at limericks.
— ter gallagher (@terragher) May 12, 2017
— Fred’s Random Rants (@FredBeanCounter) May 12, 2017
@GCHQ And this is the reason you don’t preschedule tweets…
— Béné Earl (@BeneEarl) May 12, 2017
— Gareth Evans (@gareth0108) May 12, 2017
People are clearly bemused.
@GCHQ as the NHS in England suffers a huge cyber attack, its clear this tweet has aged well in the last 11 minutes.
— Alex Bailey (@alexiproduce) May 12, 2017
@GCHQ Well we now know what you were playing at when the NHS was attacked. Top comic timing award.
— Timothy Sherratt (@tasherratt) May 12, 2017