Barcelona twitter account hacked, posts fake signing of player on Twitter

Barcelona twitter account hacked, posts fake signing of player on Twitter

The Spanish club said its official Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday night.

Barcelona confirmed their social media accounts had been hacked after the LaLiga giants appeared to announce the signing of Angel Di Maria.

The tweet read: "Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona!".

With only nine days to go until the end of the transfer window, the club's fans will be glued to social media channels in anticipation of a big signing. The Facebook account of CNN, Twitter accounts of Netflix, Marvel and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have fallen prey to the hacker.

Saudi Arabian group OurMine have gone on to claim responsibility for the hack.

Yep, that's Our Mine joking that none other than former Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria would be heading to Nou Camp to help replace the void left by Neymar.

Going by those words, it seems OurMine could likely be working as a team of ethical hackers who could get paid a hefty cheque by top companies and clubs for helping them identify breaches and security loopholes in their system.

Barcelona have eight Twitter accounts in different languages.

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

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".