After Barcelona previously suffered at the hands of the online hackers, this time Real Madrid were the victims with their Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked.
“Welcome Messi”, was the message that greeted users to the Real Madrid Facebook page and English Twitter account this morning along with a Sky Sports video of the Argentine’s winning goal the 2-3 El Clasico played at the Bernabeu last season.
The message was followed with another by the suspected authors of the hack OurMine.Org claiming that “online internet security is shit and we proved that”.
The cyber-attack also affected the Real Madrid Japanese version of the club’s Twitter account.
Earlier this week FC Barcelona suffered a similar hack with tweets suggesting the club had acquired the services of PSG player Ángel Di María.
At 5.30am BST, accompanied by a video of Messi scoring for Barcelona against Real Madrid, a post on Real’s Twitter said: “Benvingut Messi! Bienvenido Messi! Welcome Messi! Bienvenue Messi! #Messi.”
The group, which has hacked a series of high-profile accounts over the last 12 months, then followed it up with a series of tweets claiming responsibility for the hacking, saying: “Internet security is shit and we proved that.”
The post went viral, with over 27,000 retweets in the first 45 minutes of it being up. The tweets remained public for around 90 minutes before they disappeared from Real’s Spanish and English language feeds.
Culled from AS