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Rastic
06-07-2016, 02:22 PM
Well, if you were worried about the well being or even the eternal destiny of Roger Goodell following his unexpected demise, you can start to feel better. Goodell is not dead.

The NFL's Twitter account was apparently hacked and the following tweet was sent out today:

https://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/a62572be991ea5292f1f86d74be63540.png?w=420&h=237
It is not certain whether the number of likes at the time of the screen capture were from Boston.

Adam Schefter later tweeted (basically) that Goodell is not dead... yet...


Adam Schefter ✔ @AdamSchefter
NFL's Twitter account was hacked. Roger Goodell is working away.
9:41 AM - 7 Jun 2016

Peanut
06-07-2016, 03:30 PM
Someone thought this was funny?

Can they get into trouble (if they ever find the hacker)?

Rastic
06-07-2016, 04:03 PM
Someone thought this was funny?

That's all a matter of perspective. To someone it was funny though that kind of humor can have serious unforeseen consequences.


Can they get into trouble (if they ever find the hacker)?

I am not up on the laws that pertain to hacking, various laws from state to federal that might deal with this on various levels depending on where the hack originated and the location of the server and/or company that was hacked. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act generally applies which essentially prohibits the intentional access of a computer without authorization and makes it a federal crime, as I understand it.

If it was international it adds another level of complexity depending on its origin and any pertinent agreements or treaties that exist.

The level of anonymity and ways hackers can utilize other systems for their work to hide their tracks does make it difficult but not always impossible to find and prosecute somebody for hacking. It's a cat and mouse game.

Rancid
06-07-2016, 04:35 PM
I'm gonna guess it was the guy that shot Talib. :laugh:

Rastic
06-07-2016, 04:49 PM
Goodell wins the internet today.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkYKNO3WYAEOKk4.jpg

Peanut
06-07-2016, 11:15 PM
Goodell wins the internet today.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkYKNO3WYAEOKk4.jpg

Now that's funny.