Fox E-mail Addresses Hacked
The same organization that stole "X Factor" contestants' takes credit for the security breach.
The cyber attack on Fox Broadcasting continues: A hacking group has leaked about 300 e-mail addresses and passwords from a Fox.com database, a week after stealing the personal information of 250,000 X Factor USA contestants.
According to Gawker.com, yesterday Lulz Security took over the LinkedIn accounts of 16 Fox employees (LinkedIn has since removed the accounts) and the Twitter accounts of two Fox affiliates. "Fox News 15 has decided to rape its own face. A sad day for our 25 viewers," read one tweet. They then tweeted a list of e-mails and passwords of employees of Fox Broadcasting and Fox local affiliates.
In a statement, Lulz wrote, "We invite the Internet to ravage the following list of emails and passwords (from a database within Fox.com) -- Facebook, MySpace, PayPal, whatever you can get your hands on. Take from them everything."
According to Politico.com, the security breach took place more than a week ago, and Fox alerted users to change their passwords on April 29. A spokeswoman for Fox said, "We took immediate steps to stop the illegal intrusion, have notified all users who were affected and are working with law enforcement."
Lulz, who claims they "aren't Anonymous" in their Twitter bio, says they will continue to issue leaks every Monday.