Hackers attack 7 News


The attack took place around midnight with social media accounts the target

Keemstar posts a screenshot of the 7 News Adelaide hack (image – Twitter)

Followers of the 7 News Adelaide twitter account were shocked last night to discover profane messages posted in its news feed at around midnight.

The message, which was discovered by journalist Leo Puglisi, said:

“f*ck it, ya’ll can go back into lockdown, see if i care”

A follow-up message said:

“yo yo @keemstar, daddy yaris & wixy are here once again”

That message also appeared on the Yahoo Australia finance and Clean up Australia accounts.

The person messaged is a YouTuber who has 2.8m twitter followers and is followed by the official Patreon and HBO accounts.

The message sent to followers of the 7 News Adelaide account (image – Twitter)

Keemstar posted a screenshot of the message saying:

“Breaking Australia has fallen”

It appears the hack took place via TweetDeck, which is how much of Seven’s content is posted on Twitter.

By morning the tweets had been deleted. No doubt the hunt will be on to find out how the account was breached.

*Seven has been approached for comment

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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