The fanpage of the Japanese professional football tournament was hacked by Vietnamese to livestream clothing sales

Tram Ho

On the afternoon of December 18, the fanpage of the Japanese professional football tournament (J-League) turned into an online sales fanpage of Vietnamese people.

Accordingly, the fanpage’s bulletin board with more than 1 million likes has posted a series of live video with the introduction title in Vietnamese stating the word “Liquidation of the entire warehouse …”, or “99K X XA. WAREHOUSE “. Vietnamese characters in the livestream video on the J-League fan page also constantly invite viewers to buy products such as clothes, blankets, glasses etc. Currently, the livestream videos continue to be broadcast at 17:30 a day. 18/12, attracting hundreds of viewers at the same time.

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About 10 live streaming videos of online sales have been posted on the J-League fan page (Screenshot)

As noted by PV, yesterday (December 17), the J-League fanpage still regularly posted the content of Japanese football as usual, showing that this fanpage was attacked today.

Below the livestream videos, many network users said that the J-League fanpage may have been hacked and taken over by some Vietnamese objects. Many people expressed their frustration over famous foreign fan pages being taken over for the purpose of making profits.

Worth mentioning, this is not the first time a foreign green fanpage has been hacked to turn into online sales fanpage. At the beginning of August 2020, fanpage “Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi” of a Nigerian politician also suddenly switched to livestream online sales. A few days earlier, the official fan page of former Chelsea club player Branislav Ivanovic was also ‘converted’ to … inventory liquidation (?!).

Hack green fanpage to sell online

According to Facebook’s policy, the green fan page is authenticated by Facebook itself to ensure this is not a fake or fraudulent page. These are often fan pages representing celebrities, influencers or big brands that are known and interested by many people.

With this type of fanpage, Facebook has a lot of support in terms of privileged features that other fanpages do not have, for example running the form of livestream ads to help reach more people.

In Vietnam, running livestream ads to sell on green fanpage is increasingly popular. Many store owners revealed that their revenue increased by 3, 4 or even 10 times thanks to the livestream model.

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The former Chelsea player’s fanpage was hacked for sales … out of stock!

However, these green fanpages that are rented out for sale are not ‘genuine products’, said Do Tien Duc, a Facebook expert in Hanoi. Although there is a higher level of security than the normal fanpage, many fan pages with the green accent of celebrities (usually foreigners) are still attacked and hijacked by some Vietnamese objects.

In addition, a number of tricks to falsify documents to ‘bypass’ Facebook are also used by a number of Vietnamese subjects in the process of registering for green status. After having a green fanpage, these subjects immediately changed their name and then rented out or used it themselves.

Worth mentioning, a number of green fanpage rental objects currently hold a large number of these fanpages. As a result, the advertised livestream videos still appear more and more on the news feed of many Facebook users every day, even though they do not like or follow the fanpage pages above.

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Source : Genk