Barcelona 'sign Angel di Maria' after official Twitter account is hacked

Doug Mendoza
August 23, 2017

OurMine group earlier hacked BuzzFeed and accused the site of publishing 'fake news'.

The tweet came from each of FC Barcelona's Twitter accounts for different languages, but not the main FC Barcelona account.

FC Barcelona faced another calamity in the wee hours as a hacker group "OurMine" hacked into their Twitter and Facebook accounts and announced the false signing to Angel Di Maria.

"Hi FC Barcelona, it's OurMine (Security Group), please contact us", the group wrote.

Later, the club tweeted: "Our accounts have been hacked tonight".

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Going by those words, it seems OurMine could likely be working as a team of ethical hackers who could get paid a hefty cheque by top companies and clubs for helping them identify breaches and security loopholes in their system.

Barcelona have since regained control of the account and acknowledge the breach. "Thanks for your patience", the club posted on Wednesday.

The hack came just hours after it was confirmed the club meant to sue Neymar for £7.8m in damages for an alleged breach of contract following his move to PSG earlier this month.

OurMine, a Saudi Arabian group has a history of hacking popular social media accounts in the past.

Earlier this week, the group hacked PlayStation's official Twitter and Facebook page claiming that the PlayStation Network database had been leaked.

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