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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.
Here’s BuzzFeed’s statement on the breach:
Patrick Howell O'Neill is a notable cybersecurity reporter whose work has focused on the dark net, national security, and law enforcement. A former senior writer at the Daily Dot, O'Neill joined CyberScoop in October 2016. I am a cybersecurity journalist at CyberScoop. I cover the security industry, national security and law enforcement.