Madrid, Aug 23: “OurMine” hacked Football Club (FC) Barcelona’s Twitter account, announcing a false signing.
According to a report, the hacker group falsely announced the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain Football Club and says “Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona!”.
“It had been a trying 24 hours for the Blaugrana, as on Tuesday the club announced they were suing Neymar after alleging the Brazilian failed to fulfil his agreement with the team,” the report noted.
“OurMine” kept re-posting them again and again and the club kept deleting the tweets .
Believed to be a Saudi Arabian hacking group, “OurMine” tweeted: “Hi FC Barcelona, it’s ‘OurMine’ (Security Group), please contact us…and sorry for the hoax.”
The group is known for breaching into high-profile figures and companies’ social media accounts.
Though “OurMine” claims to be an “an elite hacker group known for many hacks showing vulnerabilities in major systems.”
“OurMine” was also responsible for hacking the social media accounts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s Dick Costolo in 2016.