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!
— NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) August 20, 2021
Back in February 2020, NCT 127’s official Twitter account suddenly tweeted out this message:
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.
The hashtag #NCTHack trended online despite many fans hoping to not bring attention to the hacker group.
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!
“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.
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.
No but let’s go back to the time 127 got..hacked 😭; we’ve come like full circle 😭 pic.twitter.com/LSMVlxJJEY
— chae 🧚♀️ (@FxntyJoon) August 20, 2021
so … did sm … just … took the fact that 127 twitter account was actually hacked and made it their new concept? another level of call back
— taeyeon’s wife and jaehyun’s manager (@jaechanted_) August 20, 2021
when ourmine hacked the 127 account it was just 127 hacking themselves because they were in a silly goofy mood preparing for this 2021 comeback years in advance
— NCT127 COMEBACK (@mahaeyongs) August 20, 2021
NCT 127 really took every narrative (getting their account hacked, frat boys, etc) and reclaimed them by making it into a whole concept – the ingenuity is just… wow. Kings of PR.
— Azadeh Valanejad (@azaxdeh) August 20, 2021
— 竜ryu '23 (@nct_127) August 20, 2021
Check out the teaser below!