Fast Company’s Apple News hacked to send offensive push notifications

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Hackers have used Fast Company’s Apple News access to send obscene push notifications to users and then detailed plans to release company information in a now-removed post to the outlet’s website.

On Tuesday, business-centric news outlet Fast Company sent two obscenity-laden push notifications to its Apple News followers.

Apple News responded by disabling the feed and acknowledging the incident on Twitter.

Fast Company also acknowledged the hack in a tweet.

Recipients of the push notification quickly took to Twitter to post screenshots of the alerts, which included a slur.

According to The Verge, there was also a post on the Fast Company website that detailed how the malicious party was able to sneak behind the company’s security protocol.

Fast Company isn’t the only company to get hacked recently. In mid-September, Uber suffered a data hack.

In early September, Samsung informed customers that customer data had been stolen in July.

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