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Business Insider was hacked

November 2, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

business-insider-logo_full_600Business Insider‘s website was hacked on Wednesday morning, reports Rob Price of Business Insider.

Price writes, “Attackers identifying themselves as OurMine posted and edited some stories on the US version of the website. ‘Hey, don’t worry we are just testing your security, we didn’t change your password or anything,’ the message said. A push notification was also sent to users of Business Insider’s app.

“We apologise for the inconvenience, and are working on getting things back to normal as soon as possible.

“The attack may have taken advantage of the fact that at least one Business Insider employee with publishing privileges re-used a password across multiple sites.”

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