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Sunday, 19 September 2010 09:31

BuzzFlash was Hacked for the First Time in 10 1/2 Years! Help Us and Truthout Fight Back

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Thanks for the hundreds of E-mails of concern.


Yes, for the first time in 10 1/2 years, BuzzFlash was hacked on Saturday afternoon.  As a result, Google, which does occasional scans of sites, issued a warning to readers that "malware" -- or essentially viruses -- might be present on some sections of BuzzFlash.  Working all afternoon and into the early morning of Sunday, our new indefatigable team of IT specialists at Truthout worked to remove the hacked material and close the security hole that was exploited.


Meanwhile, we kept the site maintained as usual with our special brand of progressive content and posted headlines on Truthout and joined as we daily do in our joint e-mail. No hacker is going to keep BuzzFlash or Truthout from moving forward.


It may take a couple of days or more for Google to rescreen the site and remove the warnings, but we will update the site as always.  We've published every day for 10 1/2 years and our record will continue.


We thank you for your patience.


If you would like to help fight back against this malicious attack on BuzzFlash, please donate to support our work through Truthout, whose community we are now a part of.  Simply click here, and make a tax-free donation. Your financial support offers the greatest security that we will always be able to carry on the fight, fight back against cyber-attacks, and provide a beacon of light in a sea of insanity.  Click here to donate now.


We again thank all our readers for your patience and your E-mails.  You are the best!


Don't worry, we're not going anywhere, just getting stronger with Truthout as our partner.