Skip to main content
Publish date:

Hackers target Vikings, numerous other NFL teams' social media accounts

The hackers targeted numerous NFL teams' social media accounts.
Author:
Screen Shot 2020-01-27 at 3.18.48 PM

The Instagram account for the Minnesota Vikings was hacked Monday, as were the Instagram and Twitter accounts for approximately half the teams in the NFL. 

The hacking was carried out by a group called OurMine, with all affected teams posting messages from OurMine along with the organization's logo. Here's a view of Minnesota's Instagram account. 

The message associated with each social media post appears to be the same across the board: 

"Hi, we're back (OurMine). We are here to Show people that everything is hackable," the group says.

The message goes on to recommend users to contact OurMine to improve their account security, which seems like a tremendously bad idea for anyone to do as it could expose each individual user to the hackers. 

The OurMine Twitter account has been suspended, but before Twitter dropped the hammer the group claimed credit for taking over the Twitter accounts of the Cowboys, Bills, Texans, Vikings, Chiefs, Packers and Bears, among others, according to Sporting News

Next Up

Gopher Basketball

Michigan State hands Gophers first loss

The 19th ranked Spartans knocked Minnesota from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Finch

Patrick Beverley returns but Jazz rout Timberwolves

The Jazz avenged last season's 0-3 record with a blowout victory.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings-Steelers: 5 things you can count on

After an embarrassing loss to the Lions, can the Vikings get it together?

snow, snowing

Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities

Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified

Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.

PAMP travail 1

Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.

Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."

flickr - criticla care nurses nov 2021

Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate

That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.

US Bank Stadium, Vikings fans

Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?

Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?

dinner party holidays gathering celebration 1

Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays

The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.

Kjellberg booking photo crop

Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing

The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.

Dave Hutchinson

Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand

The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."

CDC - vaccine band aid

COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated

The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.

Related

How to detect 'bots' on social media

Watch out for generic replies, anonymous accounts and fast follows.

Star Tribune

Hacker group targets Star Tribune subscribers

The news organization said no financial information is at risk for the site's 1 million user records.

Hackers took control of both HBO's and PlayStation's Twitter accounts

The group OurMine took control of their social media accounts.

Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen

Griffen leaving Vikings; Hunter restructures contract

Hunter's name appeared on the NFL's transactions report on Friday.

Anonymous

Minneapolis city and police websites taken down in alleged 'Anonymous' hack

The infamous hacker group also released a video criticizing the MPD.

Trevor May

Twins pitcher Trevor May to Twitter trolls: 'I can take it'

May was on the receiving end of some mean comments on social media.

Marwon Maalouf

Marwon Maalouf out as Vikings special teams coordinator

Minnesota's special teams will be a major focus of the offseason.