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The International Olympic Committee and FC Barcelona are the latest victims of a spree of Twitter account hijacks orchestrated by the notorious OurMine gang.

But rather than abuse their access to the high profile accounts (@Olympics has six million followers, and @FCBarcelona has a jaw-dropping 31.9 million Twitter fans) to spread malicious links or scams, the OurMine hacking collective posted messages this weekend cheekily suggesting that the brands might want to improve their account security. The account takeover must have been particularly embarrassing for FC Barcelona, which previously had its Twitter account fall foul of OurMine in 2017, when the hackers posted a message claiming a player from arch-rival Real Madrid had been signed-up to play for the football team.