These days, hacking has become a common problem for all of us. Every now and then we hear news of accounts getting hacked even the official accounts are not safe anymore as official accounts are also getting hacked. On Saturday, Twitter said that the official account of the Olympics, International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) has been hacked through a third party platform. The Twitter accounts are temporarily locked as of now.
Twitter says Olympics, IOC accounts temporarily locked after being hacked
In an email, a Twitter Spokesperson said, the twitter accounts were hacked through a third-party platform. There were no other details given by the spokesperson.
“As soon as they were aware of this issue, they locked the accounts.” A Twitter spokesperson said the compromised accounts are locked and we are working with the partners to restore them.
A spokesperson from the International Olympic Committee said they are investigating the potential crime.
However, last month, the official Twitter accounts of few US National Football League teams, like San Francisco and Kansas City Chiefs have also hacked ahead of Super Bowl. And few of Facebook’s Official Twitter accounts were compromised.