New York Post hacked from the inside, employees fired after offensive articles posted online

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Depending on your political views, you might say, “What’s new?”

But at this time, the Murdoch-owned tabloid website was particularly offensive, calling for the assassination of politicians like Joe Biden and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and spreading racial slurs.

And, of course, the article in question was quickly promoted on the newspaper’s Twitter account.

Please note – I am choosing not to republish some of the most despicable ones posted below new york postbanner.

a Position A spokeswoman said the cause of the incident was under investigation and that it had “removed vile and reprehensible content posted by the hacker.”

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So what happened?had new york post did you become a barmie? Were they hacked?

It turns out that instead of the newspaper company falling victim to an outside hacker, as initially suspected, a rogue employee who accessed the website’s content management system (CMS) was to blame. I was.

“An investigation by the New York Post found that unauthorized conduct was committed by an employee, who was terminated.”

From what has been shared so far, it is unclear whether the rogue employee legitimately accessed the backend of the website running on the WordPress VIP platform, or whether he misused someone else’s login credentials. Unknown.

Again, the company was very openly abused by unscrupulous employees. Never underestimate the risks your business can face from a rogue insider. Hackers need to break into your organization. Employees are already granted access to internal systems and data.

Readers with long memories will note in 2013 new york post It was hijacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.

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