Cricket South Africa page got hacked earlier today where hackers posted racist and sexual content on the page which surprised many of the team’s fans.
The Cricket South Africa Facebook page has over 3 million likes and on Wednesday morning unusual posts began to get shared on the page which continued on for 2 hours after which an apology tweet came in from Cricket South Africa.
“Evening everyone, we are aware that our Facebook page has been hacked & are working on resolving the issue,” the tweet read.
“Our apologies for the inappropriate posts that are currently up. We will have this issue sorted out as soon as possible.”
— Riki Wessels (@RikiWessels) December 8, 2015
Our apologies for the inappropriate posts that are currently up, we will have this issue sorted out as soon as possible.
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) December 8, 2015
Here are some of the titles of the links shared on the page during the period the page was hijacked:
- 9 Pictures That Show How Michael Jackson’s Face Has Changed
- A Russian Laboratory Has invented A Way to Remove The Black Skin Layer Of Black People
- Kendall Jenner puts her NIPPLES and BUTT on display in See Through Outfit!
- What Happens During Sex In The Human Body
- Meet the World’s Sexiest Mexican Instagram Model
Most of the images on the links were of naked or semi-naked women which made the followers of the page realize the page has been hijacked.
Some posts depicted racist stuff and fans were really disappointed to see such posts on the page many of them badly criticized Cricket South Africa for such post through their comments.
Riki Wessels one of the former South African cricketers was first to report of this incident and soon after a number of users on Twitter expressed their views. Here are few of the best ones:
The Cricket South Africa's Facebook page has been hacked…
However there's some hilarious comments on those posts.
— Beyond Boundaries (@beyond_cricket) December 8, 2015
The Cricket South Africa Facebook account has seemingly been hacked and they've shared a link about '9 things women love most about sex' 😂😅😁
— 𝐍𝐣𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐨 (@njabulomaz) December 8, 2015
This is not the first time when scammers took over a verified Facebook page. On June 2, 2014, the official Fan page of famous rock band Linkin Park (LP) was hacked and spammed with adult content.