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What The Heck Is Going On With Blackhawk!’s Facebook Page?

UPDATE: Not too long after this article was published, Blackhawk! regained control of their Facebook page and has issued the following statement:

Friends and Fans of BLACKHAWK!: earlier this week our page was hacked. We apologize for the inappropriate content that was posted to our page and may have appeared in your news feed. We have regained control now. Please know we’re working with Facebook to clean it up and take the necessary steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Thank you for your continued support. Please help us spread the word.

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For roughly the past 12 hours, the official Blackhawk! Facebook page has been posting nothing but pictures of women posing with guns and other unrelated links. If you go through their post history, you’ll find that the last legitimate post was August 5th, after which there’s a huge dead zone until today’s shenanigans started. Interestingly enough, the current URL for the page is

What’s going on over there? Our money’s on a hacker, and that seems to be the general consensus in the comments. Here’s to hoping that Blackhawk! will take control of the situation soon.

You can check out the madness for yourself here, but be warned it’s a bit NSFW: Blackhawk! Facebook page.


12 Responses to “What The Heck Is Going On With Blackhawk!’s Facebook Page?”

  1. Paul says:

    Same thing happened to Bushnell’s page. Their address is still coming through as

  2. Mobious says:

    Are we seriously still calling page takeovers as “hacked”?
    because if anyone can successfully hack into FB then they’re probably a millionaire by now. Why can’t we just admit “whoops I left my mail and password wide open out there for someone to just walk right in and take over”, like leaving your car keys in an unlocked car and later complaining that someone hacked their car…

  3. PNW_Tree_Octopus says:

    Well, for 12 hours I was a fan of Blackhawk…

  4. Bushman says:

    Millions of “howto-s” telling people about responsibilities and duties of social media manager/rep, but only several ones speaking about very simple and extremely important skills, related to security. How about subscription to your own website/fb/twitter updates, for example? How about single trusted device, used for posting? How about “no wifi” policy for that device? Two-factor authorization using company-owned mobile phone? No saved passwords in browser? Mandatory password change, say, each two weeks using secure password generator? Dedicated company-owned mailbox for account registration?
    US$5.77 Billion worth Alliant Techsystems could afford someone with better skills than out-of-college social media rookie usually has.

    • bluenoser says:

      Brilliant comments.

    • straps says:

      When I saw the smokin’ hot Asian lady in the profile pic I figured it was from BHI’s “Girls of our offshore sweatshops” calendar.

      The second conclusion I came to is that my FB feed is no damned fun, because it looks NOTHING like that screen cap. I see now why social media dependency is a Thing.

  5. Bushman says:

    A bit of conspiracy. If it’s correct that something similar happened to Bushnell, Blackhawk and Primos recently, I bet, problem goes from some event, which their reps attended recently and posted something from there. Outdoor Retailer Market, August 6-9, Salt Lake City, Utah, I believe. Scenario is very simple: geek with laptop, mimicking one of available WiFi hotspot SSID, more powerful wifi adapter, tcpdump. VoilĂ , we’ve got tons of passwords, mailboxes, etc. He even don’t have to be in the same building.
    Use VPN or SSH tunnel, guys.