The social media accounts of almost half of the teams in the National Football League, as well as the official NFL account, were hacked, the NFL said in a statement today. Some ESPN social media accounts were also “briefly compromised,” ESPN said today in a statement to The Verge.
The NFL accounts were hacked on Sunday and Monday. Many of the hacked NFL tweets promoted the hacker group OurMine, announcing that the hacking collective is “back” and that “everything is hackable.” OurMine has, perhaps predictably, taken responsibility for the hacks, according to the BBC. OurMine also took credit for hacking ESPN’s accounts on Tuesday afternoon.
NFL reporter Dov Kleiman collected many screenshots of the hacked pages in this Twitter thread.
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