The NFL account hijackers just compromised Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram accounts
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Several of Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were hijacked this evening, and the group taking credit is the same one that said it hacked NFL and ESPN social media accounts last week. The hijacked accounts had returned to normal in less than 30 minutes.
A group calling itself OurMine made multiple posts on Facebook’s Twitter account, as well as on its separate Messenger account. The Verge has observed the same tweet posted multiple times before being quickly deleted. Here is what the tweet looked like on the official Facebook Twitter account:
The same message was also posted to the official Messenger handle on Twitter:
You can see how quickly the hijackers’ tweets were being deleted and posted again…