Several MLB teams have Facebook accounts hacked Thursday
So it was Hacker Day in the social media section of Major League Baseball Thursday. A swarm of obviously bogus Facebook status updates from MLB clubs hit the Internet Thursday afternoon.
So it was Hacker Day in the social media section of Major League Baseball Thursday. A swarm of obviously bogus Facebook status updates from MLB clubs hit the Internet Thursday afternoon. From what we can tell, it all started with the Yankees' Facebook page, which posted a status that said:
"We regret to inform our fans that Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery. He promises to come back stronger than ever in 2013 as Minnie Mantlez."
Ah, sophomoric humor. What more could we expect from the upstanding citizens who waste time hacking into accounts. But it didn't stop there. It appears the Cubs got dinged with a message that read "[Expletive] Bill Murray."
The Cubs then issued an apology on Twitter:
We apologize if you viewed this message. We’re looking into what happened with the league and Facebook.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 2, 2012
Still, more were coming. The Giants (derogatory Chick-Fil-A comment), Marlins (free pitbull night coming up), Padres (discouraging "handicapped" patrons), White Sox (they're voting for Mitt Romney) and Nationals (they're headed back to Montreal) also had bogus messages posted by hackers.
The guess is more were hit, but these are the ones people have circulated around the Internet at this point.