Crikey hacked

crikey warningHackers have taken over the website of independent media commentary newsletter Crikey.

The site has been replaced with a taunting message saying “Heyy Admin!! Your Site Fuck”.

Crikey has posted a warning on its Facebook page to avoid the site so as not to risk compromising users’ own computer security.

It is unclear whether the attack is random, or if Crikey has been specifically targeted.

12.40pm update: Crikey is now back up.

crikey hacked


  1. Justin
    14 Jul 12
    11:09 am

  2. “Crikey has posted a warning on its Facebook page not to avoid the site so as not to risk compromising users’ own computer security.”
    Should that say they HAVE told users to avoid the site?

  3. Pete
    14 Jul 12
    11:22 am

  4. ‘a warning on its Facebook page not to avoid the site ‘
    Surely they would post a warning to avoid the site, or to not visit the site, rather than to not avoid the site. Very odd.

  5. ABC gone to hell
    14 Jul 12
    12:00 pm

  6. Nice of them to provide their email.

  7. James
    14 Jul 12
    12:36 pm

  8. A bit of Googling would suggest that this loser has hacked several other WordPress sites, with the exact same text. Looks like he’s just doing it for fun by exploiting some particular WordPress vulnerability. I’m glad Crikey wasn’t targeted and it’s good that they’ve got it back up

  9. Crikey
    14 Jul 12
    2:09 pm

  10. Crikey is ‘Independant’. I think NOT! It’s one of the most left-winged pro-labour/green media outthere! I’m glad they got hacked! Should have shut them down for good!

  11. Ann
    14 Jul 12
    4:28 pm

  12. Let me guess Russia!!!

  13. Cabbages
    16 Jul 12
    9:28 am

  14. @Crikey comment 5.

    Labour ‘left wing’ get a reality check will you!!!!! If you are serious then you must be a neo nazi!

  15. Brett
    16 Jul 12
    12:12 pm

  16. @Crikey
    Dear Sir,
    On behalf of Ms Gina Reinhardt I would like to invite you to take up a position on the boards of Fairfax Media and The TEN Network.
    People of your intelligence and insight are increasingly rare in this once great nation, but we are sure that the future, led by men of vision like yourself, Andrew Bolt and Clive Palmer will see us return to a golden age of business prosperity. Oh and more cheap foreign workers.

  17. Norelle Feehan
    16 Jul 12
    1:10 pm

  18. Dear Crikey – despite the comments of certain ‘Anons’ many of us appreciate you – you are an important voice and I even disagree with some of your writers, sometimes.

    These nasties will soon just go away and play with themselves. What a waste of time for you, I have subscribed for years and will continue to .

  19. Jeepers
    16 Jul 12
    2:03 pm

  20. Crikey = very poor man’s ‘Private Eye’

  21. Shreyas
    16 Jul 12
    6:11 pm

  22. Great information! But, how about looking at some cloud security? Once bitten, twise shy!