Hacked Fast Company sends ‘obscene and racist’ news alerts • The Register

Apple News shut down Fast Company’s news channel after it sent “an incredibly offensive warning” to subscribers Tuesday night after the business magazine was hacked.

Fast Company also shut down its website “until we are certain the situation has been resolved,” according to a Tuesday evening. tweet.

As of Wednesday morning, the company’s website was showing a 404 error.

rogue hurt Fast Company’s content management system and then the publication’s Apple News channel sent “two obscene and racist push notifications” to subscribers, according to a series of Fast Company tweets:

Other Fast Company subscribers posted screenshots of the offensive messages signed “Thrax was here.”

The attacker claimed the hack was “ridiculously simple,” according to a tweet by Rachel Tobac, CEO of SocialProof Security. “So far, the attacker claims he was able to hack Fast Company based on a simple reused password that gave him access to most tools including admin pages, email, notifications, etc. (but not customer data),” they wrote together with a screenshot of the hacker note:

After the bad news, notifications were sent via Apple News, this company answered with its own tweet announcing that the Fast Company channel has been deactivated:

As of Wednesday morning, details about what happened in the Fast Company hack and who the attacker is remain limited. Anyway, this story continues to evolve The registry will be updating this article, so check back for more information. ®

https://www.theregister.com/2022/09/28/fast_company_hack_apple_news/ Hacked Fast Company sends ‘obscene and racist’ news alerts • The Register

Laura Coffey

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