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Crayola Facebook Hacked: Company Sorry for Off-Color Jokes

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By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 04:01 PM

Crayola's Facebook page was hacked over the weekend with someone posting lewd and sexual items to the page usually full of family-appropriate content.

Jokes about Crayola's "off-color" content soon filled the Internet and the company quickly posted an apology.

 


The inappropriate content, most of it sexually oriented with links to adult-themed sites, began appearing on the page Sunday, and Facebook soon posted that it was aware of the problem and was trying to stop the hackers, USA Today said. Later that evening, the company deleted the hacked posts. Around 2.4 million people follow the Crayola page.

One person commenting on a story about the Crayola hack on AdWeek said another Facebook page, that of Non-GMO Project, was hacked with the same posts as those on Crayola's wall.

By Monday, those posts were gone, but the non-profit organization did post, "WE ARE BACK!!! Our apologies to everyone for the awful posts you may have seen here today. Our account was hacked and our official administrators lost their privileges. It took us about 5 hours to regain control, but thanks in large part to the notifications so many of you sent to Facebook, we now have our page back! We lost quite a few followers due to the offensive spam, but with your help we will come back stronger than ever."

Crayola posts were back to normal Monday afternoon featuring adorable clay penguins rather than R-rated information.

 


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