The famous scandal leaking web, WikiLeaks’ appears to have been hacked by a group of hackers called OurMine. The same group which is responsible of targeting tech CEOs, companies, and news sites in past.
As of early Thursday morning, the WikiLeaks.org homepage displayed a message that read: “Hi, it’s OurMine (Security Group), don’t worry we are just testing your…. blablablab, oh wait, this is not a security test! Wikileaks, remember when you challenged us to hack you?”
“Anonymous, remember when you tried to dox us with fake information for attacking wikileaks [sic]?” the message continues. “There we go! One group beat you all! #WikileaksHack lets get it trending on twitter [sic]!”
This hacker’s message was visible when the site was accessed from some locations Thursday morning. At the time of publication, some visitors to the site were greeted with a message saying that WikiLeaks’ account has been suspended.
According to The Verge, Last year, OurMine hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account, as well as Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora page. The group was also behind hacks that targeted the websites of Variety and BuzzFeed, after the news site published an article that claimed to expose one of its members. The group, which has been known to commandeer accounts by exploiting outdated passwords, hacked HBO’s social media accounts earlier this month.
However, A WikiLeaks spokesperson has yet to respond on this apparent hack.