Hack Brief: Hackers Breach BuzzFeed in Retaliation for Exposé
AFTER KIM KARDASHIAN was threatened and robbed in Paris this week, celebrities are considering whether her frequent social media use made her more vulnerable, and may be reassessing their own digital sharing. But for prominent people, this won’t resolve another perpetual threat: Being hacked.
The hacking group OurMine—known for infiltrating the digital accounts of tech CEOs, venture capitalist, and celebrities—breached BuzzFeed on Wednesday, leaving a trail of defaced and deleted articles in its wake. The attack seems to have been in response to an investigation BuzzFeed published on Tuesday, which alleged that OurMine is not actually a group, but a lone Saudi Arabian high schooler. The teens (allegedly) strike again. – READ MORE