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FC Barcelona is the latest to fall prey to Ourmine social media hack

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By Taruka Srivastav | Reporter

August 23, 2017 | 3 min read

Things are going from bad to worse for Spanish club FC Barcelona. After losing Neymar Jr to Paris Saint- Germain (PSG) and starting criminal procedures against him, its official social media accounts were hacked last night (Tuesday 22nd August).

Hacked social media accounts makes it worse for FC Barcelona

Hacked social media accounts makes it worse for FC Barcelona

In a series of tweets and Facebook posts, hackers announced the signing of PSG player Angel Di Maria. The hackers claimed that they are from OurMine.com.

OurMine security group is a security hacker group who have earlier hacked celebrity internet accounts to advertise their commercial services.

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OurMine group earlier hacked BuzzFeed and accused the site of publishing 'fake news.'

FC Barcelona has tweeted a statement saying: "Our accounts have been hacked tonight. We’re working to solve the problem as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience."

There were mixed responses from the online community about the hack.

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