Hacker Flooded Tourism Agency’s Facebook Page with Bizarre Posts

A hacker commandeered a tourism agency’s Facebook page and abused that unauthorized access to make a series of bizarre postings.

Early in the morning on 4 December, the Facebook page for Explore Minnesota Tourism began publishing some unusual content. The stories consisted of fake news items with headlines such as “Detroit woman gives birth to her 14th child from 14 different fathers” and “Woman arrested for training squirrels to attack her ex-boyfriend.” A screenshot of the latter story’s publication on Explore Minnesota’s page is displayed below.

All of the bizarre postings originated from newsprovidr[dot]com, a provider of fiction news which claims to be “just another WordPress site.”

Source: Tripwire