Fast Company website closed for eight days
On Tuesday, September 27, Apple News users who followed fast company received an obscene and offensive push notification, which we won’t repeat on Tech.co, though a quick Twitter search will probably help you find it if you absolutely need to see it. The message was naturally the result of a cyberattack, which Fast Company confirmed in a statement:
“Fast Company’s Apple News account was hacked on Tuesday night. Two obscene and racist push notifications were sent about a minute apart. The posts are despicable and do not match Fast Company content. We are investigating the situation and have suspended the feed and closed FastCompany.com until we are certain the situation has been resolved.
The hack was just the start, however. The attacker – who used the nickname ‘Thrax’ in the initial notification – was also given access to the Quick Company CMS through WordPress. This allowed them to see everything from unpublished drafts to company records, including the email addresses and passwords of over 6,000 employees.
fast company shut down his website to mitigate the damage, along with the websites of his other publications owned by him, including Inc.com and Mansueto.com.