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OurMine Hacked BuzzFeed Website For Publishing Fake News
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OurMine, a group responsible for hacking the social media accounts of tech executives like Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Wikipedia 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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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. A spokesperson from BuzzFeed declined to answer questions about whether any data had been taken as a part of the hack.

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