In a shocking and unexpected event, multiple 2K-related social media accounts were hacked into. The hackers for whatever reason began posting offensive material on the Ronnie 2K Twitter account (which represented Ronnie Singh the Digital Brand Manager for the NBA 2K series) as well as the official 2K Facebook page.
The event saw the hacked pages posting a variety of offensive materials ranging from racial slurs and many other different insults. The posts were completely uncalled for an unexpected, shocking millions of followers as a result.
The incident was followed by an official announcement from the 2K Twitter and the WWE 2K Twitter account. As they stated:
“We are aware that social media accounts across the 2K label have been compromised and offensive material is being posted that does not reflect the values of 2K or our partners. We are actively working to fix this as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile here’s a similar message from the Ronnie 2K account:
“This handle has been hacked and the recent offensive tweets from this evening have not been written or authorized by Ronnie 2K.”
The motivate for why the attack happened is still unclear, but it is a scary thought nevertheless. While hacking isn’t exactly the most uncommon occurrence, it’s usually very unlikely for massive companies to fall victim to such crimes. The fact that they were hacked is just an unsettling thought all around.
Here’s a variety of tweets from users that have since responded to the incident:
It certainly is a shocking revelation, and hopefully those involved are brought to justice.