Has TechCrunch been hacked?

Graham Cluley
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Well, perhaps not.. but certainly, something very strange is going on.

Back in June 2008, technology uber-blog TechCrunch announced its own news aggregator service called “TechNews” which had more than a passing similarity to Reddit.

TechCrunch announced that the system was currently on one of its test servers.

Whatever happened next to TechNews is lost in the mists of time.. all I know for sure is that it didn’t set the world on fire.

So, what happens if you visit technews.techcrunch.com today? Here’s what you see:

And yes, that really is technews.techcrunch.com that I have visited. Check the url in the browser’s location bar if you don’t believe me.

Black Oak Asset Management claims to be a legitimate firm based in Cartersville,…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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