American Fast Company website shutdown after Cyber Attack

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Fast Company that offers technology and business news through print and online circulation was hit by a cyber-attack recently, promoting the company to shut it down on a temporary note. Details are in that the hackers took control of the Content Management System and sent obscene messages to the home screens of Apple news subscribers from Tuesday night.

The US based media company acknowledged the hack as true on its social media account and added that it has taken all measures to block such incidents in the future.

FastCompany.com was unavailable for access till the wee hours of Wednesday, and then the firm’s IT staff figured out a solution and restored it to normalcy later.

Currently, Apple has officially suspended the FastCompany’s news application until further notification and started a high-level inquiry from its side.

Unconfirmed sources claim that the hack was triggered by a hacker named ‘Thrax’ as the individual pushed a detailed article on how they infiltrated the servers of the publishing news resource and how they could surpass the Apple’s access authentication tokens and Apple News API Keys.

A certain section of media stated that the attack was of the ransomware genre earlier. But as the time progressed it, just emerged into an infiltration and data breach attack. However, nothing can be confirmed yet.

 

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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