It’s been a while since a major media outlet’s feed was hacked, but just now, an Apple News alert from Fast Company had a racial insult and an urge to engage in a specific sexual act. On its Apple News Twitter account, Apple has responded to the event, announcing that it has blocked Fast Company’s channel.
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The magazine admitted that it had been hacked. The Apple News account for Fast Company was compromised on Tuesday night. Approximately one minute apart, two offensive and racist push alerts were delivered. These messages are offensive and have nothing to do with what Fast Company publishes.
We are investigating the situation and have suspended the feed & shutdown https://t.co/U9iS8QOhkW until we are certain the situation has been resolved.
— Fast Company (@FastCompany) September 28, 2022
Because of the ongoing investigation, we have temporarily disabled the feed and taken down FastCompany.com. Prior to the site’s takedown, “post pixel” left a message on the Fast Company website explaining in detail how they carried out the attack and mocking any attempts to protect the publication’s editorial systems.
The sender of the mail implies that they gained access by using a password that was common to both regular users and administrators. The hackers said the same material was posted two days earlier on a site for exchanging data stolen in security breaches.
An incredibly offensive alert was sent by Fast Company, which has been hacked. Apple News has disabled their channel.
— Apple News (@AppleNews) September 28, 2022
A forum post stated that they were releasing thousands of staff records and unfinished articles from the database, but that customer information was housed in a separate database and they could not access it.
No one knows for sure how many people got the blast, but a quick scan at social media shows that it was very popular. Those working at Vox Media who don’t have a paid subscription to Fast Company say they saw it as well.
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Hackers have previously hijacked Twitter accounts, YouTube channels, press release newswires, and even occasionally defaced websites.
Despite the insulting nature of the Fast Company statement, a hacker with such access might have easily manipulated stock markets or cryptocurrency values in a manner analogous to the Walmart Litecoin crypto hoax from 2017. This is according to startup executive Zack Wynegar.
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