Shortly before 3 a.m., posts unrelated to football and basketball began appearing on both Facebook pages, beginning with a post promising the “most extreme selfies you’ll ever see.”
Subsequent posts include promises of racy pictures of Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and other “click-bait” style articles.
Several Facebook fans left comments on the page asking about the non-sports related click bait. One fan wrote: “Who’s ever in charge of your pages should probably learn how to make a stronger password.”
The posts remained on the football and basketball team’s page until around 8:30 a.m. when the Facebook pages appeared to have been deactivated.
The pages were activated again around 10 a.m. following the removal of the “click-bait” articles.
The University of Michigan also posted a statement on the Facebook pages saying that they had resolved the situation and deleted any offensive posts. They also apologized to their fans.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the support of our audiences throughout this issue. We greatly value our connections through social media. We continue to monitor our pages and will work with our partners to expedite all inquiries. Thanks for your patience and #GoBlue.
About an hour after the statement from officials at University of Michigan was posted, both Facebook pages were hacked again with posts showing racy pictures of women.
Some fans commented on the page saying “Get it together” and “How is this still not fixed?”
The “click-bait” posts were once again removed from the Facebook pages about an hour after they were posted.
The verified Twitter account for Michigan Athletics tweeted that they are once again working to resolve the ongoing hack situation.