Greater than a dozen groups in the USA Nationwide Soccer League have had their social media accounts hacked.
The groups incorporated the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas Town Chiefs, who will compete within the Tremendous Bowl Championship on 2 February.
The hacking crew OurMine took duty for the assault, which mentioned it was once to turn web safety was once “nonetheless low” and needed to be progressed.
The NFL didn’t reply to a request for remark concerning the assault.
The Twitter, Fb and Instagram accounts for 15 groups have been compromised.
Many accounts had the similar message posted: “Hello, we are again. We’re right here to turn folks that the whole thing is hackable.”
One of the most accounts had their profile footage or headers modified or deleted.
The OurMine Twitter account was once taken down on Monday.
OurMine advised the BBC it reached out to the NFL forward of the assault to provide its products and services in making improvements to the league’s safety however gained no reaction.
OurMine is a Saudi Arabia-based hacking crew.
Prior to now, the crowd has hacked corporations and well known folks to provide its non-public cyber safety products and services.
It has hacked the Twitter accounts of Netflix, Surprise, Google’s leader govt Sundar Pichai, and Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey. It has additionally hacked Buzzfeed’s web site and more than one Fb and YouTube accounts.
The primary assault happened early on Sunday morning with a tweet at the Chicago soccer staff the Bears. A publish at the staff’s Twitter account mentioned it have been offered to a Saudi Arabian reliable. Later a tweet mentioned the staff was once buying and selling a prized participant for simply $1 (£zero.76).
All over Monday the hacking crew focused the NFL’s personal Twitter account together with the accounts of the Kansas Town Chiefs, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears.
The Instagram pages of the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys have been additionally compromised.