NFL working with law enforcement to investigate social media hacking

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About half of the NFL’s teams had their social media accounts hacked within the last few days, and the NFL says it’s taking the matter seriously.

The league released a statement on Tuesday morning saying that legal options are being explored.

“​On Monday, the NFL Cybersecurity department became aware of a breach of a league-related social media account,” the league’s statement said. “Targeted breaches and additional failed attempts were discovered across the league and team accounts. The NFL took immediate action and directed the teams to secure their social media accounts and prevent further unauthorized access. Simultaneously, the league alerted the social media platform providers and, with their assistance, secured all league and club accounts. We continue to work diligently with the teams, which have resumed normal operations. The NFL and teams are cooperating with its social media platform providers and law enforcement.”

The hacker group known as OurMine is behind the hackings.

6 responses to “NFL working with law enforcement to investigate social media hacking

  1. The effect a similar hack could have on sports wagering has to be HUGE.

    Think about the chaos if a hacked team web site and the NFL web sitge both announced signing, suspension or injury to a player.

  2. So… the NFL has a Cybersecurity department?

    Oh yeah, for sure we do.
    It’s right down the hall from our Integrity security department.

  3. So who is in charge of this security department? Please tell be they are reassigning Riverton! He can’t screw that up any more than his biased review department!

  4. Of course they’ll take this more seriously than mismanaging the game for years or fans being priced out of, well, being fans.

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