OurMine Hacking Group Hacked Website of BuzzFeed


Hackers of OurMine are taking the responsibility of hacking the official website of BuzzFeed, an online entertainment magazine, and steal its database against an article charging the group of having one member only. Obviously, the OurMine group is quite pissed about the article.

The hackers have also claimed to have "database" of BuzzFeed and threatened to publish it. OurMine didn't say about the type of information the alleged database carried.

The hack happens on the morning after BuzzFeed published a story (mirrored here) on OurMine, identifying a teenager who looks to be a member of the group. OurMine first denied the report of BuzzFeed in a statement saying that the teenager was "just a fan" of their hacking. Theverge.com posted on October 5th, 2016, stating that today's attack is an unusual way of maintaining its denial.

The group has also claimed the responsibility for hacking many high-profile persons over the last 12 months including security breaches which gave them access to accounts of Google boss Sunder Pichai, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and Dick Costolo, former head of Twitter.

One of the readers shared screenshot revealing hackers of OurMine published an article on BuzzFeed site abusing the magazine for posting the news about them. BuzzFeed News twitted acknowledging the hack.

BuzzFeed didn't have more comment on the way OurMine has breach its systems. During past, passwords leaked during extensive breaches are used by OurMine for gaining access into other accounts, where somebody else re-used that same password. While accepting responsibility for hacking the specific target, the organization frequently claims that its motive is just to test people's security along with showing dangers related to reusing of passwords. Besides, it has claimed that it also sells the security services.

On Wednesday, OurMine said in blog post about BuzzFeed hack: "Why we hacked it? Alright, yesterday Buzzfeed Created a post that we are only 1 member called Ahmed Makki, and we can confirm that we don't Have a member called ' Ahmed Makki ' and we are now 4 we were 3 but someone joined, and we hacked it because they are reporting fake news about us :)". Applications of third-party connected to the accounts of social media are also exploited for gaining accessby OurMine.

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