Delta Airlines' Facebook page shared obscene and questionable content Tuesday afternoon after it was hacked.
Rather than the usual content marketing about travel destinations and photos of planes, a juvenile link was posted with the obscene title, "10 Reasons Why Girls Dont Give Bl--j--s."
It was accompanied by an unusual image of a type of marine worm.
Roughly an hour later, another obscene link was published. Delta then removed the objectionable links.
The airline apologized on Twitter, saying that its Facebook page has been compromised.
In a statement shared with Tnooz, Delta said:
"Within an hour, Delta was able to work with Facebook to remove objectionable and offensive content posted to the airline’s page, Tuesday afternoon.
Delta apologizes for the unauthorized content that appeared on the site. We are investigating the source of the hack and will incorporate any key lessons to strengthen our social media security measures."
Here's some background on Delta’s social media operation: Susan Elliott, a Delta spokeswoman who works closely with the social media unit, gave Tnooz a tour of the facility in the airline’s Atlanta headquarters.
Delta isn't the first to get into trouble with hackers. Last year, US Airways mistakenly shared a pornographic image via its Twitter account in what it said was an internal mistake.
In 2013, Indigo Airlines accidentally tweeted out a pornographic image as well.