Barcelona’s social media hack
It was a bad night for FC Barcelona on social media.
With almost 12 million followers on Twitter, it didn’t take long for people to realise that something odd was happening.
Through the night, FC Barcelona’s official Twitter account posted three updates which revealed it had been hijacked.
OurMine behind the hack
The hack was supposed carried out by a group called OurMine (Security Group).
They used one of their three tweets to reveal their identity, as well as offering contact details for FC Barcelona to reach them at.
In their first tweet, OurMine called for fans to “get #FCBHack trending on twitter!”
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) August 23, 2017
Real Madrid old boy Angel Di Maria announced
The most mischievous tweet, however, was the third one.
With Barcelona still looking to replace Neymar after his move to PSG, the hackers announced that Real Madrid old boy Angel Di Maria was signing for the club.
Of course, that was a lie. The Argentine is staying at PSG.
Twitter hack reaction
It didn’t take long for fans to realise the FC Barcelona hack was underway.
Indeed, the club took to social media to confirm the social media breach.
Esta noche nuestras cuentas han sido hackeadas.
Estamos trabajando para solucionarlo lo antes posible.
Gracias por vuestra paciencia.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) August 23, 2017
There was also a load of reactions to the hack from fans on the social network.
Some were disappointed that the hackers didn’t do more with their opportunity in control of the Twitter account.
The best tweets are below.
— BarcAddicts (@BarcAddicts) August 23, 2017
Hacker got it all wrong, Should be announcing Ronaldo instead of Di Maria. #FCBHack
— Shubham (@SportyShubh) August 23, 2017
— Sarah (@AllAboutFutbol2) August 23, 2017
— Shaz (@MysticMO11) August 23, 2017
I respect the hackers more than the club #FCBHack
— Aniq Jawad (@aniqjofficial) August 23, 2017
#FCBHack CAN YOU GET BARTOMEU OUT?
— Christian Van Slyke (@christianvnfifa) August 23, 2017
— Karan (@iamkaran_04) August 23, 2017
— Ali Chebli (@Ch_169) August 23, 2017