The popular hacker group has hacked the official Twitter account of the FC Barcelona, along with the accounts of and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
On Saturday, the popular hacker collective
The hackers hijacked the official Barcelona and Olympic Twitter accounts and posted some tweets to claim responsibility for the hack.
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The hackers also shared an email address where they can be contacted to request support for improving the security of the victims’ accounts.
The incident was confirmed by the Barcelona FC and by the International Olympic Committee.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that both the Olympics and FC Barcelona accounts were hacked by a group called OurMine and through a “third-party platform.”
“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we locked the compromised accounts and are working closely with our partners to restore them,” a Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
“The IOC can confirm that it is investigating a potential breach into some of its social accounts,” read a statement from a spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee.
The Business Insider speculates the hack occurred via a third-party platform.
“In an email to Business Insider,
Immediately after the hack, Twitter locked both accounts.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Barcelona FC)