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Lewand falls victim to Russian hackers

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Putin apparently has reared his head.  Again.

The Russian leader, not content to simply bogart Bob Kraft’s Super Bowl ring, may (or may not) have commandeered the Twitter account of Lions president Tom Lewand.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lewand’s Twitter account was hacked by Russian spammers on Tuesday.  The messages, as translated by Birkett, include:  “Is it possible to get rid of varicose veins with the aid of an extract of beer Sophia.”

In all, 40 tweets in Russian landed on Lewand’s Twitter page, who later claimed that he was indeed hacked.

Look for the Lions to eventually release a statement explaining that Lewand actually gave the keys to his account to the Russians temporarily.  You know, as a gift.

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19 Responses to “Lewand falls victim to Russian hackers”
  1. dangernearing says: Jun 18, 2013 1:06 PM

    The Steel Curtain all took PEDs

  2. phxbroncofan says: Jun 18, 2013 1:27 PM

    In Soviet Russia, Twitter hacks you!

  3. mintberrycrunch1 says: Jun 18, 2013 1:48 PM

    Tom just fell off the wagon again. Sometimes I speak Russian when I blackout too…

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 18, 2013 2:06 PM

    They’ll never find out who hacked Tom’s account, but I bet there are a lot of people out there trying the beer extract on varicose vein treatment. You just never know.

  5. isphet71 says: Jun 18, 2013 2:20 PM

    An NFL-Twitter story where the NFL-Person’s Twitter really DID get hacked. That’s something new.

  6. pacopicopiedra says: Jun 18, 2013 2:32 PM

    I can see Russian Twitter from my house!

  7. mackcarrington says: Jun 18, 2013 2:33 PM

    Is Putin upset that the NFL isn’t planning to play any games in Moscow?

  8. fargovikesfan says: Jun 18, 2013 2:37 PM

    no need to alert the authorities, the NSA has already read the tweets…

  9. trollhammer20 says: Jun 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    That story has a familiar ring to it…

  10. pacopicopiedra says: Jun 18, 2013 2:58 PM

    ALL YOUR FOOTBALL ARE BELONG TO ME!

  11. beedubyatoo says: Jun 18, 2013 3:10 PM

    As if he didn’t have enough trouble with the Packers, now he has to deal with the Hackers.

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 18, 2013 3:14 PM

    Not only does beer extract cure varicose veins, but it makes you younger, taller, and better looking. Fearless as well.

  13. bigbluefan11 says: Jun 18, 2013 3:33 PM

    After considering the situation for the afternoon, Lewland issued a statement that his Twitter account was not actually hacked, but he granted access to the Russian people for a few hours as an act of goodwill and a great admiration for Russia.

  14. ramsfaninstl says: Jun 18, 2013 3:48 PM

    I’m sure they have the crime on video. Wait the tape was ordered to be destroyed by the Commish.

  15. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 18, 2013 4:21 PM

    I think it was the patriots who actually hacked it and then blamed it on the russians.

  16. whatevnfl says: Jun 18, 2013 4:43 PM

    Les Snead is very interested in how to get rid of those veins.

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 18, 2013 5:12 PM

    Beer extract works on varicose veins. It will also remove the fatty cellulite from the butt of that woman you met at the bar. Firm up her chest and make her teeth sparkle. For a while at least.

  18. metrocritical says: Jun 18, 2013 9:20 PM

    Next we will hear that some of their draft selections the result of hacking and that they really intended to take Randall Cobb over

  19. fourthandafoot says: Jun 18, 2013 10:42 PM

    Right now Leward is changing the combination on his luggage.

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