Twitter Inc said on Monday that accounts of several National Football League (NFL) teams, including the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, were hacked, ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The social media company said it had locked the compromised accounts and was investigating the situation.
The official Twitter account of Green Bay Packers was hacked by an entity calling itself “OurMine”, which in the past has been linked to the hacking of Netflix and Sony Music’s Twitter handles.
“We are here to show people that everything is hackable,” part of the tweet read.
At the time of publishing this story, the tweet was removed from the platform.
Super Bowl, the biggest televised event of the year in America for which close to 100 million US viewers tune in, is set for 2 February in Miami where the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will face off.