Michigan’s sports Facebook pages covered in clickbait after hacking
Michigan athletics fans got a big surprise when they logged into Facebook Wednesday morning, as several of the school’s Facebook pages were hacked and filled up with clickbait articles.
Fans looking to read up on the impending football season were instead bombarded with stories such as “15 Most Controversial Miley’s Pictures [sic]” and “Kim Kardashian Wearing Her Little Sisters‘ Bikini”
The school jumped on its still uncompromised Twitter page to let everyone know that it had not turned from a university into a listicle factory, but instead had been hacked and was working to retake control of the UM Football, Basketball and Athletics pages.
Fans of U-M Athletics: We want to acknowledge that our Facebook pages for Michigan Football, Basketball, and Athletics have been hacked.— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) August 12, 2015
Our Public Safety & Security, IT, and Athletics are working diligently to rectify the malicious hacking of affected social media properties.— University of Mich. (@UMich) August 12, 2015