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Crayola Apologizes After Hackers Post Inappropriate Content on Facebook

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    Crayola Apologizes for Facebook Hackers

    Crayola issued an official apology on its Facebook after hackers posted lewd breast and sex jokes. Crayola says they are doing everything they can to find the hackers. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015)

    Crayola is apologizing after hackers filled its Facebook page with off-color content.

    The Forks Township, Pennsylvania-based crayon and marker manufacturer regained control of the page late Sunday and removed the offending posts.

    Instead of burnt sienna and cerulean blue, the page's 2.4 million followers saw cartoon breasts and sophomoric sex jokes.

    Crayola tweeted at 6:42 p.m. Sunday that it was aware of the hack and "making every effort to stop the unauthorized posts."

    The company tweeted an apology at 9:19 p.m. and posted to Facebook at 10:17 p.m. that it had restored the page to its usual family friendliness.

    "Our sincere apologies to our Facebook community for the inappropriate and offensive posts you may have seen here," the post said.

    Crayola LLC is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc.