It feels wrong calling this "hacking" when it's pretty clear all these guys did was guess Cam Newton's password until they eventually got it right...but here we are:
The "hackers" and Cam both had access to the account at the same time for a little while, leading to a fun situation where the account was simultaneously tweeting about how it had been hacked and promoting the hacker's social media accounts:
Cam Newton's twitter account has been hacked, we're currently working to resolve the issue.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 18, 2014
Here's free advice to anyone thinking about committing identity theft: it's probably not a good idea to use the stolen account to call attention to your actual identity. As of 6:00 PM ET, the account has been temporarily suspended.
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