NFL Twitter hacked, stocks Goodell ‘death’ hoax

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

he Twitter account of the country wide football League become hacked Tuesday with a fake messageannouncing that Commissioner Roger Goodell had died.

The NFL speedy answered by using pronouncing the account had been hacked and Goodell turned into“alive and well.” Goodell tweeted later in the day, making mild of the problem.

this is the brand new in a chain of excessive-profile social media money owed being targeted with the aid of hackers. The Twitter account of singer Lana Del Rey changed into also hacked Tuesday.

Twitter declined to comment, directing CNBC to the NFL. The NFL stated that it has “engaged regulationenforcement to investigate the problem.” It brought that it’s miles “reviewing and strengthening [its] cyber-security features.”
The tweets published by using the hacker had been directly deleted, however display screen captures of the tweets may be visible under.