Several of the club’s social media accounts were hit with the hackers having a bit of fun about the Brazilian who has been linked with a Camp Nou return.
One post read: “Well, we read some private messages and it looks like Neymar will be back here” and another had a picture of the Brazilian in Barca’s home kit along with some question marks.
Barcelona's Twitter accounts hacked: 'It looks like Neymar will be back' https://t.co/BysxOHUyGm— SPORT English (@Sport_EN) February 15, 2020
There was another post calling for president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s resignation, with the the OurMine group taking responsibility. They wrote: “Hi, we are OurMine. Well, this is the second time, the security level is still not the best.”
Barcelona confirmed later that they had been hacked:
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
FC Barcelona will conduct a cybersecurity audit and will review all protocols and links with third party tools, in order to avoid such incidents and to guarantee the best service to our members and fans. We apologise for any inconvenience this situation may have caused.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 15, 2020
The official Twitter account for the Olympics was also hacked on Saturday night with a Tweet that read: “Hi, we are OurMine. Everything is hackable.”