Amazing Spider-Man Game Facebook Page Hacked and Posting NSFW Content

Amazing Spider-Man Game Facebook Page Hacked and Posting NSFW Content

UPDATE: It appears that The Amazing Spider-Man Games Facebook page has been taken down completely. Since Activision no longer makes these games, it seems unlikely that the site will be restored. The original story continues below.

Activision’s Facebook page for The Amazing Spider-Man games has been hacked and has been posting some… less than savory content for a page dedicated to Marvel’s beloved wall-crawler. For nearly 15 years, Activision was the sole publisher of Spider-Man games on consoles. The publisher had quite an amazing run, creating the iconic movie tie-in game for Spider-Man 2 and a bunch of other classics like Web of Shadows, Ultimate Spider-Man, and many more. At the end of the publisher’s run with the character, it published two games to tie into Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man films. The games were ultimately unimpressive after other titles such as the Batman: Arkham series and Sony’s plans to reboot Spider-Man with Marvel after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 not meeting expectations led Activision to give up the IP. Now we have Insomniac’s Spider-Man games that have been a huge hit, but it looks like Activision’s Facebook page for the Spider-Man games has been resurrected.

The Amazing Spider-Man games Facebook page has only 450,000 followers and has been inactive since June 2014, shortly after the release of the last game. Earlier today the account started posting again and it became clear that The Amazing Spider-Man game account was hacked. The hackers used the Facebook Story feature and posted images of women in revealing clothing with text telling viewers to “swipe up” on a link. The links took us to a blog with posts about Iron Man and famous American actresses. We’ve reached out to Activision for comment and will update this article if they respond. Given the nature of these posts, we do not recommend clicking on the links as they may put your Facebook account at risk.

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It’s not entirely unheard of for a company’s social media account to be hacked, but this is one of the rarest occurrences of such a thing. It is likely that these posts will be removed if Activision still has access to this account. Regardless, posts should expire within 24 hours of being posted due to the content of the Facebook Story feature.

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