Do you remember OurMine Hacking group from Saudi Arabia? Well, if you don’t then here they are claiming they have stolen the full database of BuzzFeed website.
OurMine hackers are claiming to hack the official website of online entertainment magazine BuzzFeed and steal its database against an article alleging the group of having only one member. It’s clear that the OurMine group is pretty pissed about the article.
In their official blog post, the group gave a complete statement about their BuzzFeed hack, according to which:
”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.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.”
On the other hand, BuzzFeed has also acknowledged the hack and stated that the group altered several posts on BuzzFeed website following BuzzFeed News’ reporting on the group.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 5, 2016
Buzzfeed's story about Ourmine is now deleted, as is this pic.twitter.com/JyVPFky6v3
— Andy Orin (@andyorin) October 5, 2016
One of the readers shared screenshot that shows OurMine hackers published an article on BuzzFeed site bashing the magazine for posting the news about them.
In the past couple of months, OurMine took over accounts of Pokémon Go’s creator John Hanke, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Zach Klein, co-founder of video-sharing website Vimeo, Twitter account of WikiPedia founder Jimmy Wales,Vine account of Amanda Cerny.
This is the second time when OurMine hackers have hacked a famous online magazine. In September this year, the group hacked Variety’s website and sent fake notifications to readers and subscribers after hacking the login credentials of one of the site’s contributors.
At the time of publishing this article, BuzzFeed site was available online and content published by hackers was removed.