The well-known soccer club’s social media accounts had been hacked early hours at this time
Each the Fb and Twitter handle had been reportedly hijacked by an infamous hacker group, OurMine. After taking down the membership’s social media accounts, OurMine began posting fake status updates. It even posted a fake update on a player’s transfer which rapidly went viral. The tussle continued for a while between the 2 entities before the club was finally in a position to regain full management and make the corresponding announcement.
Through the hack assault, the hackers additionally tried to make hashtag #FCBHack trending on the Twitter platform. The identical account was used to proclaim responsibility by the hacker group.
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OurMine additionally tried to create hype over the transfer of a PSG player Di Maria to Barcelona. “Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona #DiMariaFB,” it stated. The announcement rapidly gained traction as a result of the club not too long ago confronted the warmth of transfer of one of its main players, Neymar to PSG. FC Barcelona acknowledged that it is going to be suing Neymar for making the transfer earlier than finishing its contract with Barcelona and that he must pay the damages cash to the club. Neymar debuted for PSG in a match with Toulouse the previous weekend.
All of the tweets and posts that occurred throughout the hacking had been later deleted because the club regained control. It additionally confirmed that its social media accounts had been indeed hacked.
OurMine is a well-known hacker group which has been capable of hacking social media accounts of very notable influencers together with Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai. It mainly is a safety firm that looks for vulnerabilities in web sites of huge organizations and social media accounts of their CEOs and so forth. The group first takes down an account after which asks the customers to contact them as a way to regain their control.
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