23 Jul 2014

Vice.com and the Wall Street Journal Supposedly Hacked for One Bitcoin

The Wall Street Journal and entertainment site Vice.com sites were hacked and the Russians who did it posted screenshots of their user databases on Twitter, according to SC Magazine.

The hacking group, known as w0rm, posted two images, one with Vice’s content management member list and one with The Wall Street Journal’s, saying it would sell the data for one Bitcoin.

Vice.com confirmed that its CMS system had been compromised, which may have given hackers full access to their subscribers’ emails and passwords. However, the data was encrypted. According to a Vice.com spokesperson, the flaw has been repaired and all passwords have been reset.

The Wall Street Journal has made no comment.

This is the latest in a series of security incidents involving the Russian group. A week ago, w0rm was offering CNET’s million-user database for the same amount.