Barca twitter account hacked as they 'announce' Di Maria signing

by Wade Massey August 24, 2017, 1:37
Barca twitter account hacked as they 'announce' Di Maria signing

No word on whether the hackers were responsible for Barcelona continually low-balling Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho. "#DiMariaFCB", the hijacked Twitter account wrote in a series of tweets.

Barcelona's twitter account was hacked in the early hours of Wednesday morning as they "announced" the signing of Angel di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain.

Our Mine called for the hashtag #FCBHack to trend on Twitter and Barca followers immediately ran with it. The group first takes down an account and then asks the users to contact them in order to regain their control.

FC Barcelona's Twitter account was hacked on Wednesday.

The same thing was posted on the club's official Facebook page as well.

The Blaugrana confirmed in a later post: "Our accounts have been hacked tonight". We are working to fix it as soon as possible.

The security hacking group have claimed a number of scalps in the past three years, including the Twitter accounts of Netflix, Marvel, WWE, HBO, Playstation, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. "Thanks for your patience", the club said.

As the La Liga giants turned their attention elsewhere, they have also struggled to get a player to put pen to paper.

IBTimes UK has reached out to OurMine for comment.

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