Royal Challengers Bangalore's official Twitter handle has been hacked on Saturday
Royal Challengers Bangalore's official Twitter handle has been hacked on Saturday. Image: Twitter

The IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Twitter account was hacked on Saturday.

As soon as the hacker began publishing tweets about NFT on the timeline, the users quickly became aware of the situation.

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Wanindu Hasaranga, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. Image: BCCI/IPL

In addition to changing the profile image and name to “Bored Ape Yacht Club,” the hacker also tweeted about NFT. It also retweeted some individuals who were discussing NFT. It’s interesting to note that RCB hasn’t removed the content, and there isn’t any official confirmation either. Additionally, RCB published a marketing video while its account was hacked.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB, Harshal Patel
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo: IPL)

The hackers have changed the club’s name to ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club’ and included their links as well in the Twitter bio.

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“To become a member, buy a Bored Ape or Mutant Ape on OpenSea. Created by @yugalabs,” read the Twitter bio.

RCB’s Twitter handle was created in 2009:

On the microblogging platform, the 2009-created RCB Twitter handle has 6.4 Million followers. The hacking of the franchise’s Twitter account and the sharing of posts on NFT by the hackers also stunned the fans. The official Twitter account of Royal Challengers Bangalore has been hacked before. The account was compromised in September 2021, but the franchise was able to recover it.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Image: BCCI/IPL

A clarification post was shared by the franchise soon after and read, “Dear 12th Man Army, our Twitter account was compromised a few hours ago and we have now managed to get the access back. We condemn the tweet that the hackers put out and we do not endorse any content from that tweet, which we have now deleted. We regret the inconvenience caused.”

The Royal Challengers did not win the IPL but finished second three times between 2009 and 2016. The team owns the IPL records for both the highest and lowest totals – 263/5 and 49, respectively.

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