Barcelona Twitter account hacked as club 'announce' signing of Angel Di Maria

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The Catalan club saw their social media account taken over early Wednesday, with a false signing announced on Twitter.

FC Barcelona's Twitter was hacked in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with the club "announcing" the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain. 

It had been a trying 24 hours for the Blaugrana, as on Tuesday the club announced they were suing Neymar after alleging the Brazilian failed to fulfill his agreement with the team.

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And things only got worse later as the club's official Twitter account sent out a tweet saying, "Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona!"

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Over the course of the next hour, the tweets would disappear and reappear on Barcelona's timeline, as a back-and-forth battle between the hackers and the club ensued. 

Later, the club tweeted: "Our accounts have been hacked tonight. We're working to solve the problem as soon as possible.

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"Thanks for your patience."

Credit for the hack was claimed by OurMine, a Saudi Arabian group who have also hacked the Facebook account of CNN, and Twitter accounts of Netflix, Marvel and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg among many others. 

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