BuzzFeed is the latest victim of a website hack.
OurMine, a group responsible for hacking the social media accounts of tech executives like Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter'sJack Dorsey and Evan Williams, Google CEOSundar Pichai, andWikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales targeted and gained access to the major media site on Wednesday morning.
It was not immediately clear to the extent of OurMine's hack of BuzzFeed’s systems, but the group was able to alter several article headlines and leads on its website, originally targeting a post written by BuzzFeed News writer Joseph Bernstein.
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Oh dear… BuzzFeed hacked by Ourmine pic.twitter.com/2Wwyhry5LJ
— Matt Navarra :star:️ :gb: (@MattNavarra) October 5, 2016
According to Gizmodo , Bernstein wrote an article with the headline, "This Saudi Teen Is Probably Behind the Hacks of Dozens of Tech CEOs," claiming that a “soccer-obsessed high-school student” was responsible for OurMine.
Ourmine hacked the story and included the message, "Hacked by OurMine team, don’t share fake news about us again, we have your database. Next time it will be public. Don’t fuck with OurMine again."
A spokesperson from BuzzFeed declined to answer questions about whether any data had been taken as a part of the hack.
The post has since been removed and the link now takes users to the following screen:
A Mashable screen grab shows that other BuzzFeed posts were also tampered with to include "Hacked by OurMine Team" in headlines.