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.
— Oz Sultan (@ozsultan) October 5, 2016
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.
Here’s BuzzFeed’s statement on the breach:
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 5, 2016