Twitter Account Of RCB Got Hacked For A Few Hours, Hacker Posts NFT Content
By CricShots - Jan 21, 2023 4:27 pm
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Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) Twitter account was hacked on January 21. The official Twitter handle of the franchise ‘RCBTweets’ was renamed as ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club’ with NFT-related tweets posted on it. The franchise took some time to take back control and remove the unwanted content from the handle.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Incidentally, the franchise posted a promotional video and a match day post ahead of the second ODI match between India and New Zealand, which is to be held on January 21 in Raipur. This is not the first time that RCB has gone through such an issue as their YouTube and Twitter accounts were compromised last year before the technical team restored those.

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“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,” RCB tweeted at that time.

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru-based franchise heading into the IPL 2023 mini-auction with a small amount in their kitty, however, the team managed to acquire some brilliant players, including the likes of England’s Will Jacks as they spent INR 3.2 crore. RCB also roped in Reece Topley for a sum of INR 1.9 crore.

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Apart from the overseas signings, RCB also added five uncapped Indian cricketers to complete their squad, which includes the likes of Rajan Kumar, Avinash Singh, Himanshu Sharma, Sonu Yadav, and Manoj Bhandage. Last year, RCB featured in the playoffs following a decent season in the league phase, however, they could proceed to the final as they lost to Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2.

After retaining the big sharks such as skipper Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, and Glenn Maxwell, the side will aim to end their IPL title drought in the forthcoming season, which is tentatively scheduled to start in the last week of March.