South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd Test: The official Twitter handle of the South African cricket team was hacked with the ongoing Test heading into Day 4. A couple of tweets indicating selling of Bitcoins in some lottery led to the apex cricketing body ICC issue an alert immediately on Monday morning. The entire drama began at 4.20 AM IST on Monday when the hacked account CSA’s partnering with the South African bitcoin lottery also informing that it closes on January 15. A couple of more tweets also surfaced regarding the same topic at tentatively around 9.30 AM IST before the issue was resolved by 11.30 AM according to IST.
South Africa vs Pakistan
Here is what ICC wrote to alert everyone around the globe. The post read, “Please be aware that the @OfficialCSA Twitter account has been compromised. Our friends in South Africa are working hard to resolve the situation quickly. Please do not click on any links or engage with the account until such time as this is rectified.”
South Africa Squad
Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier
Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas