Sun 5 Jun 2022 | 10:11

Rassie locked out of hacked Twitter account

Rassie locked out of hacked Twitter account
Sun 5 Jun 2022 | 10:11
Rassie locked out of hacked Twitter account
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REACTION: South Africa’s Director of Rugby Johan Erasmus is struggling desperately to reclaim control of his Twitter account.

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In a curt statement, SA Rugby confirmed Erasmus is still not in control of his Twitter account.

The account, going by the handle of @RassieRugby, retweeted a pornographic video at the weekend.

Subsequent posts, which appeared to be posted by Erasmus himself, claimed the account had been hacked.

SA Rugby on Sunday confirmed that Erasmus is still not in control of the account and all Tweets since Friday have been done by the hacker.

“Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby’s Director of Rugby, has confirmed that his Twitter account, @RassieRugby, has been hacked and that he no longer has access to or control of the account,” the statement said.

“The issue has been reported to Twitter and will hopefully be resolved speedily.

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“Any content appearing under the handle should be disregarded as being posted by a malicious hacker until further notice.”

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Erasmus’ most recent video – presumably posted by the hackers – had suggested that the latest hack was an attempt to smear the Springboks.

The Twitter account posted a video from the Springboks documentary Two Sides, linking the latest Twitter incident to the leaking of the infamous 62-minute long post during the British & Irish Lions tour.

“Someone is trying really hard to drag us to the gutters!,” the hacked account said.

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“Make yourself known man!! I will be more than happy to meet you there.”

Earlier posts ‘apologised’ for the inappropriate tweet.

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