NCT 127’s Coding Concept Has Fans Revisiting The Time They Were Hacked IRL

No wonder all this talk about hacking seemed oddly familiar!

NCT 127 recently revealed their college student/coding crew storyline for their upcoming comeback. Tons of fans are developing theories about the group’s role in the SMCU. In particular, the focus on computer science and hacking is reminding fans of one time the group themselves were hacked!

Back in February 2020, NCT 127’s official Twitter account suddenly tweeted out this message:

| @NCTsmtown_127/Twitter

The tweet came from hacker organization OurMine. OurMine has hacked the social media accounts of numerous businesses and public figures, including Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and the Twitter accounts for Netflix and Marvel. OurMine’s purpose behind hacking accounts is to bring awareness to how easy it is to get hacked, and therefore increase interest in their organization’s cybersecurity offerings.

Fans noted that NCT 127 typically tweet from “Twitter Web App,” while OurMine tweeted from “Crowdfire App.” | @NCTsmtown_127/Twitter

The hashtag #NCTHack trended online despite many fans hoping to not bring attention to the hacker group.

#NCTHack trended in February 2020. | Twitter

Some fans even thought the incident was part of a concept since NCT 127 were just a few weeks away from releasing their studio album Neo Zone!

| Twitter

“nct 127: help we’re hacked”
nctzens: haha this is such a fun concept idea”

Luckily, NCT 127 were able to get their Twitter account back quickly with no significant impact on their social media following or their comeback.

Back: Johnny, Haechan, Mark, Doyoung, Jungwoo, Taeil. Front: Jaehyun, Taeyong, Yuta. | @NCTsmtown_127/Twitter

NCTzens are revisiting this event after the release of the group’s first teaser for their scheduled September comeback! The concept video and photos show the members as college students who undertake mysterious technological missions at night. Fans are praising the concept for its innovation and saying it may have been inspired by last year’s hacking incident.

Check out the teaser below!

Source: YouTube and Twitter