Barcelona Confirm Hacking After Angel Di Maria 'Announcement'

Barcelona Twitter account compromised hackers announce Angel di Maria signing

Barcelona Twitter account compromised hackers announce Angel di Maria signing

It appears that even a massive club like Barcelona is not safe from having their social media accounts hacked, if some weird behaviour on Tuesday night is anything to go by.

Unsurprisingly, conspiracy theories abounded immediately after the hack, which came shortly after Barcelona announced its plans to sue Neymar for allegedly breaching his contract with the club that he signed a year ago.

Perhaps next time they'll announce Lionel Messi's departure to really get Catalans squirming.

Di Maria, Barcelona's contingency plan, is said to be keen on the move after spending the past two seasons in the French capitol. The problem? Hackers were responsible. The same team which claims to be a security group had earlier hacked the social media accounts of Sony's PlayStation, besides breaching into high-profile industry bigwigs such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Twitter's Dick Costolo in 2016.

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All OurMine had to do was work out FC Barcelona's Hootsuite password. and that gave them the ability to post messages to FC Barcelona's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

A report in the Wired in July quoted an anonymous member of the group saying that their string of tech executives' embarrassment "is only its way of teaching us all a helpful lesson". "Thanks for your patience", the club posted on Wednesday.

During the hack attack, the hackers also tried to make hashtag #FCBHack trending on the Twitter platform.