In its latest hijacking ‘OurMine’ group has hijacked the Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona and Olympics on February 15th, 2020 as confirmed by the authorities. The group took the opportunity to make a sincere offer to “improve your [account’s] security”, in a statement Twitter has said that the “OurMine” used a “third-party platform” to take control of the accounts.
OurMine told Business Insider that it used “security issues” with employees to gain access to a third-party app.
After the security breach, The International Olympic Committee said it was “investigating a potential breach” into the accounts, while FC Barcelona said it would run a “cybersecurity audit” that included reviewing its “protocols and links with third-party tools.”
Earlier this year, the group hijacked the twitter accounts of some NFL teams, including San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, just ahead of the Super Bowl. The group is known to be based in Saudi Arabia but still remains elusive.