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OurMine hacks Buzzfeed in retaliation for publishing details of alleged member

By midian182
Oct 6, 2016
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  1. You may be familiar with the name OurMine. The group has been responsible for several high-profile hacks of celebrities and some of the most famous CEOs in the tech industry, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, and Uber’s Travis Kalanick. Now, the hackers have hit BuzzFeed in retaliation for an article that exposed one of its alleged members.

    Joseph Bernstein’s investigation identified Saudi teenager Ahmed Makki as a member of OurMine. The group denied this, claiming he was “just a fan,” but the story appears to have touched a nerve – BuzFeed was hacked the morning after the report, with the titles of several articles changed to “Hacked by OurMine.”

    The body of several stories, including Bernstein’s, had the following text added: “Don’t share fake news about us again, we have your database. Next time it will be public. Don’t f**k with OurMine again.”

    It’s unclear precisely what database the group is referring to, or what information it contains, though an email to The Guardian from an account associated with the hackers claims it was “Emails, Password Hashes, Usernames.”

    There has been no comment from Makki, but OurMine’s website states: “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.”

    “We have a member known as ‘Makki’ But not ahmad makki, and he is not from Saudi Arabia.”

    BuzzFeed quickly restored the affected articles, including the original OurMine exposé, back to their original state.

    OurMine said the only reason it infiltrates accounts is to show that nobody is secure, using the exposure to advertise its services so people can stay “safe from other hackers.”

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +530

    I wonder what they use to hack.
     
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,915   +537

    don't expect it to be anything mind blowing. it was either brute force attempt or the website/database was vulnerable to a code injection. (or maybe it was an inside job)
     
  4. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    We need to get the hacker groups so upset at one other so they are in a never ending war of hacking each other and leave the rest of us alone.
     
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +530

    In a way, I was hoping it is mind blowing.
     
  6. Jack007

    Jack007 TS Booster Posts: 161   +34

    Seems like the cyber attacks getting bigger and far more advanced. I see a storm coming. a really big one where only a few survive. very few
     

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