UPDATE 4:40 p.m. EST: Roger Goodell sent out this tweet to prove that he is, in fact, alive:
UPDATE 3:15 p.m. EST: A hacker group that goes by the name Peggle Crew is claiming responsibility for the @NFL hack on Tuesday, according to Tech Insider. Someone representing the group spoke briefly with TI over email about how they accessed the NFL’s Twitter account.
“We got into a social media employee’s email and found the account password there,” a hacker said. “Not going to elaborate further.”
The hacker also said the group hacked the account “for the lulz.”
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the NFL is investigating the hack:
See original story below.
Shortly after 12:30 pm EST on Tuesday, the @NFL Twitter account sent out this tweet informing fans that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had died:
The tweet turned out to be the result of a hack. Minutes after the tweet went out, the NFL deleted it. ESPN’s Adam Schefter also reported that Goodell was "working away" and not dead:
The hacker—who many have already guessed must be a Patriots fan—continued to send out tweets from the NFL’s Twitter account:
But Goodell is “alive and well,” according to a tweet sent out by the NFL’s Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy:
The @NFL Twitter account is the latest high-profile Twitter account to be hacked. Katy Perry, Kylie Jenner, Drake, Tenacious D, and Mark Zuckerberg have all had their Twitter accounts compromised since the end of May.
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