Fans React After Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Twitter Account Got Hacked
Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore's official Twitter account was hacked on Saturday morning. RCB is one of the most popular IPL franchises and has a huge fan following on social media. They have around 6.4 million followers on the microblogging site. The official Twitter handle of the franchise ‘RCBTweets’ was renamed as ‘Bored Ape Yacht Club’ and NFT-related tweets were posted on it.
The changed Twitter bio of the RCB’s Twitter handle now reads, "To become a member, buy a Bored Ape or Mutant Ape on OpenSea. Created by @yugalabs." The franchise has finally taken control of the official account and has removed unwanted content from the handle.
Ahead of the 2nd ODI match between India and New Zealand, the franchise shared a promotional video in Raipur. It has to be noted that 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 the account.
“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.
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Meanwhile, RCB headed into the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League with a little kitty, however, the team managed to acquire some amazing players, including the likes of England's Will Jacks as they spent INR 3.2 crore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore squad:
Players bought at IPL 2023 auction - Sonu Yadav (INR 20 lakh), Avinash Singh (INR 60 lakh), Rajan Kumar (INR 70 lakh), Manoj Bhandage (INR 20 lakh), Will Jacks (INR 3.2 crore), Himanshu Sharma (INR 20 lakh), Reece Topley (INR 1.9 crore)
Players retained - Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Rajat Patidar, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep