Fast Company, a US business and media company, said it shut down its website on Tuesday evening after the site was hacked and sent "obscene and racist" warnings to Apple users via the Apple News service.
News publishers using the Apple News aggregation app may connect their digital publishing tools to Apple News, according to Fast Company. Those hackers have broken into these publishing tools.
Fast Company''s official statement on Tuesday evening''s website hack. pic.twitter.com/XeS9PEpbDG
Fast Company said in a tweet that hackers had sent two "obscene and racist push notifications" about a minute apart, adding that it had suspended the Apple News feed until the situation was resolved.
"We are investigating the situation, and have suspended the feed, and closed FastCompany.com until we know how the situation has been resolved," the report said.
When viewed by Reuters on Tuesday evening, Fast Company''s website was down.
Fast Company''s content management system, which is used by news outlets to publish and manage their stories, was hacked to send the notifications.
Apple News said in a tweet that it had denied access to Fast Company.
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Mansueto Ventures LLC, a publishing company, has owned Fast Company.
Thomson Reuters 2022