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The Technology 202: Twitter, Facebook investigate apparent hack of NFL accounts

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The Technology 202: Twitter, Facebook investigate apparent hack of NFL accounts

Photo caption:  A detailed view of the National Football League logo on the goal post stanchion before the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

Twitter and Facebook say they are investigating breaches of social media accounts associated with the National Football League and more than a dozen football teams.

The companies are still working to secure the official accounts of many popular teams — including San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, the two teams playing in the Super Bowl this weekend — that were hijacked and in some instances published messages purporting to be from hacker groups. OurMine, a hacker group that has previously infiltrated the accounts of top Silicon Valley executives including Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, claimed responsibility but the companies have not confirmed any details. […]

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