TechCrunch hacked again, as intruders turn potty-mouthed

Graham Cluley
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Top technology blog TechCrunch has been hacked for the second time in 24 hours, with visitors being greeted by an offensive message directed at site founder Michael Arrington.

Part of the message posted by the hacker reads:

So Arrington, how much did all the media coverage yesterday brought you in trough the welcome.html and you forced
people to? What a f***ing retarded move was that you t***. You should be thanking me and sucking on my f***ing b***sack for not deleting everyone on the box and publishing the mysql, if that’s what you want O.K, I can do that.

Hmm.. someone needs to learn some manners don’t they? Even if they don’t like being forced to go through an interstitial ad page before reading TechCrunch’s content, this is hardly an appropriate…

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, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.