Disneyland’s Instagram and Facebook accounts were hacked by a person who called himself “a super hacker” and who, he wrote, sought to “take revenge” on the theme park.
Through a statement, the company warned about the hacking of its profiles on social networks: “The Facebook and Instagram accounts of Disneyland Resort were compromised early yesterday morning. We work quickly to remove reprehensible content and secure our accounts. Our security teams are already working on the investigation.”
The hacker made multiple posts on Disneyland accounts that used racist slurs and referenced popular Disney Channel ads from the 2000s and 2010s.
In addition, he posted several selfies of himself with captions with insults, during the early hours of Thursday, according to NBC Los Angeles. So far, it remains unclear who accessed the accounts and whether they actually used their own images.
“My name is David DO! I’m a super-hacker who’s here to take revenge on the land of Disney,” they wrote in the posts, according to a screenshot taken by the New York Post.
By Friday morning, Disneyland’s Instagram account was back to normal, with recent posts of performances at the park and characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
No other theme park or Walt Disney World social media accounts in Florida were affected by the intrusion.