TSN Radio account hacked with fake James van Riemsdyk trade

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Via SB Nation
Via SB Nation

A lot can happen in five minutes. For Toronto Maple Leafs fans that follow the Twitter feed for TSN 1050 radio, five minutes was long enough to have a collective freakout over a reported trade of forward James van Riemsdyk to the New York Rangers

What incredible breaking news! One could only imagine the bounty coming back to the Leafs for such a high-profile player!

Well, there was a lot of imagination involved in this scenario, apparently: TSN Radio deleted the news and claimed they had been “hacked.”

More from a real insider, TSN’s Bob McKenzie:

And…

It would be fun, from an historical perspective, to pinpoint the moment when leaving your unlocked laptop on the table of a coffee shop with Twitter open became “being hacked.” 

Unless of course the password for their feed was “TSN1050.”

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