Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) official Twitter account was hacked on Monday (September 13) and a few tweets related to cryptocurrency were made by the hackers. The social media team of the franchise recovered the account after a while.
The account's name was changed to 'Elon Muks" to trick people into paying them money for Bitcoin. Notably, there were replies to the tweets of Elon Musk, the founder and CEO at SpaceX.
"Dear 12th Man Army, our Twitter account was compromised a few hours ago and we have now managed to get the access back," RCB tweeted.
They further wrote, "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."
Here is the screengrab of the tweets:
About the preparation for IPL 2021, RCB has started training camp in UAE ahead of the season. Recently, RCB skipper Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj joined the franchise after the last Test between India and England got canceled.