Fast Company Hack Sends ‘Obscene and Racist’ Alerts to Its Apple News Users-Hdmoviefreedownload

Fast Company, a business news organization, said it shut down its website because it was hacked twice this week and “obscene and racist” push notifications were sent to its Apple News users.

The company, which describes itself as a progressive business brand, said in a statement Wednesday that it experienced two apparently related hacks. The company said it was investigating what happened and that its website would be shut down until the situation was resolved.

In the first attack, Fast Company said abhorrent language appeared on its website on Sunday afternoon. The company shut down its website for about two hours that day.

Then Fast Company said its content management system was hacked on Tuesday night. Its Apple News followers received two notifications on their devices about a minute apart.

“The messages are vile and are not in line with the content and ethos of Fast Company,” the company said.

Apple News said on Twitter Tuesday night that it disabled Fast Company’s channel after “an incredibly offensive alert” was sent.

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and Fast Company didn’t immediately return requests for comment Wednesday.

New York-based Fast Company publishes a website and a magazine about technology, design and other topics. It had 4.9 million unique online visitors in August, according to

Comscore Inc.,

a firm that measures internet traffic.

Fast Company apologized to its readers who saw the content before it was taken down.

“Fast Company regrets that such abhorrent language appeared on our platforms and in Apple News,” the company said.

The company released its first print issue in 1995. In 2005, the Chicago-based private investor

Joe Mansueto

acquired the company and Inc. Magazine, a business publication, for around $40 million.

Mansueto Ventures LLC, which publishes both Inc. Magazine and Fast Company, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday. Both Mansueto Ventures’s and Inc. Magazine’s websites were also down on Wednesday morning.

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