Brasília (AFP) - Hackers broke into the Brazilian federal police's Twitter account on Saturday and posted a message about a bomb threat at the stadium hosting the Brazil-Chile World Cup game.
The fake message was posted shortly before the crunch round of 16 knock-out game at the Mineirao Stadium in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte.
"The (Twitter) account of the Federal Police was hacked," the agency said in a statement. "The information about a bomb scare at Mineirao Stadium on Saturday afternoon during the Brazil-Chile game was false," it said.
The false tweet, which was later removed, read: "The bomb threat at Mineirao was confirmed, the evacuation of the venue is not ruled out."