Barcelona Twitter account gets hacked, announces Di Maria signing and trolls

Embarrassment for Barcelona as hackers ‘announce Angel Di Maria’ using club’s official Twitter account

The more interesting part was - these hacked tweets appeared and disappeared time and again within next few hours as a battle between hackers and account officials.

Nothing seems to be working in Barcelona these days, not even their social media team whose Twitter account announced the signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria.

Di Maria, Barcelona's contingency plan, is said to be keen on the move after spending the past two seasons in the French capitol.

Understandably social media had a lot of fun with this and Segunda B club Burgos chose to have a joke at Barca's expense. The same account was used to proclaim responsibility by the hacker group.

Barcelona Twitter account hacked – announces phantom signing
Barcelona Twitter account gets hacked, announces Di Maria signing and trolls

It was quickly revealed that it had been a hoax, however, and that the security group "OurMine" were behind the tweet.

After losing Neymar to PSG for an insane sum, launching a subsequent law suit against the Brazilian and being handed back-to-back defeats by Real Madrid, Barcelona fans were trolled big time when a hacker gained access to the club's Twitter account.

Barcelona have eight Twitter accounts in different languages. They made another post asking the users to "get #FCBHack trending on Twitter!". FC Barcelona stated that it will be suing Neymar for making the transfer before completing its contract with Barcelona and that he would have to pay the damages money to the club.

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".

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