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NSFW posts show up on page: Jan Blachowicz issues statement

LockerRoom Team
28 March 2024

Social media presents unique challenges for public figures, as demonstrated by former UFC champion Jan Blachowicz's recent ordeal.

In a statement released via Twitter, the 41-year-old fighter addressed his followers regarding a distressing incident involving his Facebook account. Blachowicz expressed regret over a hacking incident that compromised the integrity of his account, resulting in the dissemination of inappropriate content.

"Dear all! A few days ago my Facebook account was hacked and I no longer have access to it. I am aware of what kind of content is published on it, and even though I am not the author, I am sorry that you have to see it," Blachowicz conveyed in his Twitter post.

Regrettably, fans who followed Blachowicz's account were subjected to explicit videos and images posted without the fighter's consent. While the offending content has since been removed, the incident undoubtedly left a sour taste for both Blachowicz and his global fanbase.

While occurrences of social media hacking within the UFC community are relatively rare, they are not unprecedented. Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman fell victim to a similar cyberattack in January 2020 when his Twitter account was compromised. Additionally, the UFC itself faced security breaches, with its official Instagram and Twitter accounts falling prey to hackers in the same year.

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Blachowicz's experience underscores the vulnerability that public figures, including high-profile athletes, face in the digital age. As the UFC continues to harness the power of social media to connect with fans worldwide, such incidents serve as a stark reminder of the importance of robust cybersecurity measures and heightened vigilance against malicious cyber threats.

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