Major League Baseball (MLB) is the latest victim of social media hijacking after several of its Facebook accounts were hacked into. False status updates were posted on various teams’ pages, all of which are managed by Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
Although the updates were quickly deleted after the hack was discovered, followers of the affected teams may have seen some bizarre messages appear in their feeds. The Chicago White Sox page said they believed that Barack Obama is a #MuslimPresident, and the New York Yankees explained the Derek Jeter would be out for the rest of the season whilst he underwent a sex change operation. Apologies for the content have been posted on many accounts.
The hacker seems to be a single rogue administrator of those pages. MLB Advanced Media and Facebook are working together to get to the bottom of how the accounts were hacked.