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TJ Oshie comes forward about cybersecurity attack on fans

Published June 9, 2024 at 9:44 PM
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Amidst an apparent spree of cyber attacks on major figures in the NHL, veteran Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie stepped forward about what had transpired.

With the Stanley Cup underway, it is no surprise the NHL has been on the front of sports fans' minds. Given the massive competition between the lucky 16 teams, this year's playoffs are the most-watched three rounds in the United States since 1996.

"The 2024 #StanleyCup Playoffs are the most-watched through three rounds across the United States since 1996, while the 2024 Conference Finals were +34% YOY across North America."




However, this much spotlight can often prove disadvantageous in other areas, particularly susceptibility to compromise. Provided the increased popularity of the NHL, many related avenues became the target of cyber attacks from hackers promoting cryptocurrency. The first and most prominent of these happened to the colossal Canadian sports news station Sportsnet.

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"Please be advised that our main @Sportsnet account on X has been compromised and we are currently working to recover it. In the meantime it is unsafe to click any links or engage with any posts from the account."



However, veteran Washington Capitals forward TJ Oshie found himself the subject of a similar attack, likely coming from the same entity. One fan who fell victim to the fake cryptocurrency put the player on blast for scamming followers, unaware of the full story.

"@TJOshie77 SCAMMED ME I LOST MONEY WITH OTHER PEOPLE HE LAUNCHED SOME CRYPTO ON http://pump.fun THEN SOLD EVERYTHING AND DELETED THEE POST 🚨 REFUND US OR GO TO JAIL!!!!!!

HE BLOCKED ME TO AVOID THIS FACTS!!!!!!

@CIA @SECGov @FBI"

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This fan, and any other who fell for the apparent scam, finally got an answer from the Capitals forward. Oshie posted on X earlier today what many thought was obvious: he was hacked.

"Sorry hackers got my account

So stupid"



There seems to be little doubt that Oshie was telling the truth and hopefully has taken extra measures to secure his account. Yet, with as many more NHLers active on social media, cybersecurity will remain questionable as the Stanley Cup Finals push on.

Source - House of Hockey
TJ Oshie accused of scamming fans out of their hard-earned money
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