Barcelona's Twitter account hacked; ridiculous transfer news posted

'Welcome Di Maria'- Barcelona twitter account hacked

Neymar relationship going sour after the Brazilian's record Euro 222 million move to French capital, the Catalan club have now chose to sue him for 8.5 million euros ($10 million) for breach of contract.

Di Maria has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window. "#DiMariaFCB", the hijacked Twitter account wrote in a series of tweets.

There were mixed responses from the online community about the hack. "And sorry for the hoax".

The group also attempted to get the hashtag #FCBHack trending on the Twitter.

The same thing was posted on the club's official Facebook page as well. All three were later deleted when Barcelona's admins regained control of the account.

"Our accounts have been hacked tonight", a tweet read.

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

On Wednesday 23 August 2017, Spanish Club FC Barcelona's Twitter account was hacked by a group that identified themselves as "Our Mine" seeking contact the club officials after tweeting that Angel Di Maria had joined the Catalans. "We're working to solve the problem as soon as possible". The Facebook account of CNN, Twitter accounts of Netflix, Marvel and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have fallen prey to the hacker.

They have also not spared websites like Variety, TechCrunch and BuzzFeed.

IBTimes UK has reached out to OurMine for comment.

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