first_imgFC Barcelona faced another calamity in the wee hours as a hacker group ‘OurMine’ hacked into their Twitter and Facebook accounts and announced the false signing to Angel Di Maria.The hacker group triggered the rumour, tweeting from FC Barcelons’s Twitter handle: “Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona!”For an hour, the club kept deleting the tweets while ‘OurMine’ kept re-posting them.About an hour ago, FC Barcelona took to Twitter to confirm the hacking and said “Our accounts have been hacked tonight. We’re working to solve the problem as soon as possible.”Our accounts have been hacked tonight.Were working to solve the problem as soon as possible.Thanks for your patience.- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 23, 2017Believed to be a Saudi Arabian hacking group, ‘OurMine’ tweeted: “Hi FC Barcelona, it’s ‘OurMine’ (Security Group), please contact us…and sorry for the hoax.”The group also attempted to get the hashtag #FCBHack trending on the Twitter.The hacker group is known for breaching into high-profile figures and companies’ social media accounts, including, those of HBO.Though ‘OurMine’ claims to be a security group, its official website describes the group as “an elite hacker group known for many hacks showing vulnerabilities in major systems.”‘OurMine’ was also responsible for hacking the social media accounts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s Dick Costolo in 2016.They have also not spared websites like Variety, TechCrunch and BuzzFeed.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”.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more