Rugby. When a fake Elon Musk hacks the Toulouse Olympique XIII Twitter account

The TO XIII twitter was, for a few moments, renamed… Elon Musk. (©Screenshot / Twitter TO XIII)

The ransom of glory? A few days after being the author of a major feat in the Super League, beating St Helens 22-20, Toulouse Olympique XIII, a rugby league club from the Pink City was… hacked on Twitter.

The TO XIII becomes… Elon Musk

Orphan of victory since his historic accession to the Super League, the European rugby league elite, the TO hit very hardSaturday March 19, by bringing down St-Helens, undefeated leader of the championship. If this resounding achievement did not allow the club to leave the red lantern, it gave ideas to some…

This Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the start of the afternoon, the Twitter account of the Ville Rose stable had changed its identity somewhat: it sported the name and photo of Elon Musk, famous American entrepreneur, to whom we owe the existence of PayPal and SpaceX.

Over a hundred tweets in minutes

It was then a shower of tweets that raged: between 2:30 p.m. and 2:38 p.m., more than a hundred were published, with the same process: le word “Awesome”, followed by a series of letters. A modus operandi probably used to prevent Twitter from considering this action like that of a robot and delete the tweets.

Dozens and dozens of tweets were posted.
Dozens and dozens of tweets were posted. (©Screenshot / Twitter TO XIII)

A response to Elon Musk

One of these tweets was posted directly in response to that of Elon Musk, the real, the authentic, who had said “Thank you Germany”, just a few minutes before the TO XIII lost control of his account.

The billionaire was in Berlin today, in the presence of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, for the inauguration of the first factory European manufacturer Tesla.

Elon Musk replied... to Elon Musk.
Elon Musk replied… to Elon Musk. (©Screenshot / Twitter TO XIII)

The TO XIII confirms to have been hacked

Contacted by Toulouse news, the club confirms that it is indeed “a hack. It lasted ten minutes. We are in the process of removing all the tweets and fix the account”. Given the number of publications, we will have to be patient…

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