Michigan football Facebook page hacked
Michigan Athletics woke up to a public relations nightmare on Wednesday morning. And it had nothing to do with Ohio State or Harbaugh.
Its official football and basketball Facebook pages were hacked, causing the release of spam links. The first spam post appeared to surface around 2:30 a.m. ET and continued throughout the early morning hours.
The page has over 1.4 million fans, but it’s unclear how many of those were gained or lost following the hacking.
Here are a few of the 22 links that Wolverine football fans were subject to:
Some of which were too explicit for Saturday Tradition. As you can tell, all of the spam posts still drew likes and shares. Some fans didn’t understand the hacking and thought the university was actually churning out those links.
Either way, enough people got to them before anybody from Michigan Athletics could stop the bleeding. Something tells me Ohio State fans just got some ammo on Wednesday morning.
Michigan officials did say that they were trying to correct the problem, according to this tweet from U of M beat reporter Angelique Chengelis.
Michigan aware and trying to resolve hacking issue w UM football and basketball Facebook pages https://t.co/t9fWgJud6S
— angelique (@chengelis) August 12, 2015
The sooner, the better.