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Hacker group defaces BuzzFeed after report on alleged member

First Mark Zuckerberg, now BuzzFeed News.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Posted on Oct 5, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 9:03 pm CDT

BuzzFeed News was breached and defaced by a hacking group known as OurMine on Wednesday. 

The attack was in retaliation for a story apparently revealing the identity of a founding member of the group. OurMine called the report “fake news.”

The hackers claimed to “have your database” and threatened further action against BuzzFeed.

The original BuzzFeed article about the identity of OurMine’s founder, titled “This Saudi Teen Is Probably Behind the Hacks of Dozens of Tech CEOs,” was as of Wednesday morning but has since been republished. 

The group is known for taking over the Twitter accounts of celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey. They also defaced TechCrunch for no discernible reason.

Here’s BuzzFeed’s statement on the breach:

Read the full story at Wired.

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*First Published: Oct 5, 2016, 11:17 am CDT