Apparently, at least one person hasn’t dealt well with the lack of Giannis getting hacked. And if they couldn’t have it on the court, they found a way to make it happen on social media.
Get off my brother account bro what is wrong with you!????— T. Antetokounmpo (@Thanasis_ante43) May 7, 2020
Wow yo someone hacked this account— Kostas Antetokounmpo (@Kostas_ante13) May 7, 2020
Yes, Giannis Antetokounmpo had his Twitter account hacked today. You can probably go find the specific posts somewhere else, you won’t find them here. You certainly won’t find plugs for some Instagram feed or Discord server on Brew Hoop, either.
every one of those is getting a screenshot bc fans are trash and they’ll get posted again. fallout from this goes beyond “he was hacked we can move on,” esp in this time of constant misinformation— Pratik (@PatelESPN) May 7, 2020
Obviously, the extreme content of the posts (which aren’t taken down yet, but they assuredly will be) are a strong sign that Giannis had exactly nothing to do with the tweets. We won’t be sharing them here, and we strongly advocate against sharing them anywhere, since the attention they’re being already paid is more than is deserved.
Instead, make sure you have strong passwords (passphrases are better), use two-step verification and two-factor authentication (if possible), and if you every toy around with the idea of hacking someone else’s account...just don’t.
UPDATE: Giannis released a statement (via his girlfriend and his younger brother), as did the Milwaukee Bucks:
Giannis’ twitter, phone, email and bank accounts were hacked! He genuinely apologizes for everything that was tweeted and he will be back as soon as possible! The things that were said by this hacker were extremely inappropriate and disgusting!— Mariah Danae (@mariahdanae15) May 7, 2020
Giannis’ twitter, phone, email and bank accounts were hacked! He genuinely apologizes for everything that was tweeted and he will be back as soon as possible! The things that were said by this hacker were extremely inappropriate and disgusting!— Kostas Antetokounmpo (@Kostas_ante13) May 7, 2020
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s social media accounts were hacked this afternoon and have been taken down. An investigation is underway.— Milwaukee Bucks (at ) (@Bucks) May 7, 2020