The NFL's official Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday and falsely announced the death of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The Tweet went up early in the afternoon. Obviously something like this would be a major story. It's not likely that the league would break the news itself just with a random tweet. That left most people wondering if the account had been hacked. Those suspicions were confirmed when the Tweet was deleted and a new Tweet followed soon after.
The NFL did confirm that Goodell was still alive and that was further confirmed by reporters including ESPN's Adam Schefter.
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) June 7, 2016
Eventually the hacker was forced to admit defeat.
The entire episode provided a brief afternoon chuckle and left us all scrambling to change our passwords.
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