The hacking group behind recent hackings of NFL teams and other prominent Twitter accounts are at it again. The Twitter accounts of the Olympics and FC Barcelona were compromised on 15th February 2020 by the group called OurMine.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that the Olympics and FC Barcelona accounts were compromised via 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,” Twitter’s spokesperson said.
A spokesperson for the IOC confirmed the hack.
“The IOC can confirm that it is investigating a potential breach into some of its social accounts,” a spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee said in a statement.
FC Barcelona also confirmed the hack in a tweet on 15th February 2020.
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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 (@FCBarcelona) February 15, 2020
OurMine took responsibility for the hacks, posting a tweet on the FC Barcelona handle that read: “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, this is the second time, the security level is better but still not the best”.
OurMine chooses hacks at random
The post also had a link to an email address and the group’s website. In which it asked users to contact the group to “improve your account’s security”.
The screenshots were captured by several accounts with a post also claiming responsibility on the IOC twitter account.
OurMine have hacked the official Barcelona and Olympic Twitter accounts and posted these tweets 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/1WEzLemTvl
— UTFR 🇾🇪 (@ManUtd_HQ) February 15, 2020
OurMine, which consists of 5 people, told Business Insider it chooses its targets at random. The group also confirms using a third-party app to access the accounts.
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