• IOC Twitter accounts hacked by cyber group OurMine
February 16, 2020
Twitter accounts controlled by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have tonight been hacked by cyber group OurMine.
A post from the hacking group appeared on handles belonging to the IOC, including the official Olympics and IOC Media accounts, this evening.
The Athlete365, Youth Olympic Games and official Rio 2016 accounts were among the others affected.
A spokesperson for the IOC confirmed the organisation was investigating "a potential breach into some of its social accounts".
"Hi, we are OurMine," the post, seemingly published simultaneously across the IOC's Twitter pages, read.
"Everything is hackable.
"To improve your accounts [sic] security, contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org."
The message has been removed from all affected pages.
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