The Green Bay Packers’ Twitter account has been hacked
It seems that the Green Bay Packers have fallen victim to internet hackers. The team’s official Twitter account was hacked by a group called OurMine on Monday.
The group removed the account’s profile picture and posted the following tweet:
Hi, we're Back (OuَrMine).
We are here to Show people that everything is hackable
to improve your accounts security
Contact us: [email protected]
For security services visit: ourmine. org
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 27, 2020
The Packers certainly aren’t the first professional sports team to get their social media accounts hacked and usually, teams will have their account back under control within a few hours. As of this writing, it appears that the Packers Twitter is still under control of OurMine as the accounts profile picture is still blank and there has yet to be any follow-up posts.
With 2.3 million followers on the social media website, Green Bay is among the highest-followed NFL teams on Twitter.
One look at the OurMine Twitter account (@OurM1ne), it appears the hacking group has also gained access to social media accounts for various other NFL teams that includes the Minnesota Vikings, Kansas Chiefs, Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills, and Chicago Bears on websites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
The OurMine account also seems to be new to Twitter, as the account was created just this month with the account’s first tweet being posted on January 21.
On the football field, the Packers enjoyed a nice bounce-back season from going 6-9-1 in 2018. Led by first-year head coach Matt LaFleur, the Packers went 13-3 in the regular season before ultimately being knocked out by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship 37-20.
The Packers should have their account back by the end of the day, but part of OurMine’s message is how easy it apparently is to hack into verified social media accounts.