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Formula 1

The F1 app appears to have been hacked!

The official Formula 1 app appears to have fallen prey to a hacker, with the app sending out some 'funny' notifications on Saturday evening..

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The official Formula 1 app sent out some distinctly 'off-brand' notifications on Saturday evening, with a hacker seeming to gain access to the app's ability to send push notifications to users.

A short message reading 'foo' was pushed out to users at around 8.10pm on Saturday evening, followed shortly by another saying ' Hmmmm, I should check my security.. :)'

The app's functionality doesn't appear to have been affected by the hack, while a statement regarding the app's security or the potential impact on user devices is yet to be issued by Formula 1.

Formula 1's cyber security services provider is the Herjavec Group, announced in March.

It's not the first time F1 has fallen foul to a hack, with Williams having to cancel their planned car launch using augmented reality on an app ahead of the 2021 season. After hackers went in and found the rendered images of the car within the app, Williams cancelled the launch through the platform.

As you can expect, some social media users are already starting to make fun of the situation..

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