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Sport Barcelona and Olympic Games social media hacked

05:35  16 february  2020
05:35  16 february  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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The OurMine hacker group targeted and sent social media posts from official accounts for FC Barcelona snd the Olympics . The OurMine group previously hacked Barcelona 's Twitter in 2017 The Olympic Games accounts were similarly attacked. Messages from OurMine were posted across

The social network said it locked down the accounts and was "working closely" with partners to restore them. The International Olympic Committee said it was "investigating a potential breach" into the OurMine have hacked the official Barcelona and Olympic Twitter accounts and posted these tweets

the roof of Camp Nou: Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium © Getty Images Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium

Hackers targeted LaLiga giants Barcelona and the Olympic Games movement on Saturday as their Twitter accounts were attacked.

The OurMine group posted messages on multiple accounts belonging to Barcelona and the International Olympic Committee.

Barcelona have accounts in several languages and relating to various aspects of the club, including their La Masia youth academy, and all appeared to have been hacked.

The hacking incident came soon after Barca beat Getafe to join Real Madrid on 52 points at the top of LaLiga.

Each account sent out the message: "Hi, we are OurMine. Well, this is the second time, the security level is better but still not the best to improve your accounts security."

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  Facebook's accounts on Twitter and Instagram were hacked Hackers used a third-party platform, Twitter said.At around 3:50 p.m., hacker group OurMine tweeted from Facebook's Twitter account. The same group also hijacked the Twitter accounts of more than a dozen NFL teams in January before the SuperBowl.

The OurMine hacker group targeted and successfully breached security on social media accounts belonging to two very large sporting organisations. Hackers targeted La Liga giants Barcelona and the Olympic Games movement on Saturday as their Twitter accounts were attacked.

The company says its goal is to raise awareness about cyber vulnerabilities and this time have popped into the official social media account of FC Barcelona . Back in 2017, the team of hackers (or 'good' pirates) White Hat, compromised several official HBO Twitter profiles, including the official Game of

The OurMine group previously hacked Barcelona's Twitter in 2017, falsely claiming the club would be signing Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona acknowledged the latest cybersecurity breach after taking back control of their accounts, posting: "FC Barcelona's Twitter accounts have been hacked, which is why messages from outside our club have appeared, and which have been reported and deleted. The tweets were made through a third-party tool for data analytics.

"FC Barcelona will conduct a cybersecurity audit and will review all protocols and links with third party tools, in order to avoid such incidents and to guarantee the best service to our members and fans. We apologise for any inconvenience this situation may have caused."

Facebook's accounts on Twitter and Instagram were hacked

  Facebook's accounts on Twitter and Instagram were hacked Hackers used a third-party platform, Twitter said.At around 3:50 p.m., hacker group OurMine tweeted from Facebook's Twitter account. The same group also hijacked the Twitter accounts of more than a dozen NFL teams in January before the SuperBowl and has also hacked the accounts of tech moguls such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Once again, FC Barcelona has had its social media accounts hacked . Maybe they want to think a little bit more about improving their defence? Not all hacking is motivated by the desire to make money or steal secrets. Sometimes a hack can be designed just to play a practical joke.

Social media is the perfect means to do that. I have my RSS alert for blogs set up plus some specific keyword watches in FeedDemon. ReadWriteWeb has a couple of good posts about social media and the Olympics , about video and mobile. All a bit too US centric for me but useful nevertheless.

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The Olympic Games accounts were similarly attacked.

Messages from OurMine were posted across its official accounts, including those for the Olympics, Athlete365 and IOC Media, before being deleted.

The hacker group has previously targeted such organisations as WikiLeaks, Real Madrid, the NFL and its teams, Facebook, Instagram and the New York Times.

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