TechCrunch Was Hacked

No site is safe.

s-aolcdnTechCrunch, the tech site owned by AOL, was briefly hacked by the group OurMine yesterday.

For a few minutes, the site was overtaken by OurMine logos and a message from the group that read “Hello guys, don’t worry we are just testing TechCrunch security, we didn’t change any passwords.”

OurMine apparently used a contributor’s password to post the images and message. TechCrunch’s team removed the hack almost immediately.

“An unauthorized individual compromised the CMS account of one of our TechCrunch writers and used the account to post a story,” said TechCrunch, in a statement. “This was an isolated instance and we have secured the account. There was no risk posed to our readers or their data.”