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Cricket SA stumped after Facebook page hacked

CSA are finally back in control of its Facebook page this morning after it was hacked yesterday evening.

Cricket South Africa's Facebook page has been hacked. Picture: Screenshot from the CSA Facebook page.
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CAPE TOWN – The Cricket South Africa (CSA) Facebook page was hacked early yesterday evening and several webpage links containing explicit adult content were posted overnight.

The CSA had only regained control of its page this morning after contacting Facebook's offices for assistance.

Good morning everyone.We would like to apologize for the inappropriate posts that came off this page during the course...

Posted by Cricket South Africa on Tuesday, 8 December 2015
It still remains unclear if the association was targeted or was a victim of a random cyber breach. 

CSA said an unidentified hacker gained access to their page, which is followed by 3.3 million people, and removed all of their officials from the list of administrators.

The organisation says they've conformed to all the privacy settings on the website and have also emailed Facebook staff in the United States to query what happened.

CSA spokesperson Altaaf Kazi said, “All the people who have admin rights on Cricket South Africa’s page were kicked out, so we couldn’t get into Cricket South Africa’s page. We’ve since then contacted Facebook and done all the necessary procedures to ensure that the account is taken down. There has been no negligence from our side as far as I’m aware.”

Cricket South Africa's Facebook page has been hacked. Picture: Screenshot from the CSA Facebook page."

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