Apple suspends Fast Company’s Apple News channel after ‘incredibly offensive’ notification sent during hack
Apple has suspended the Apple News channel for Fast Company after a hack resulted in two “incredibly offensive” push notifications being sent to the channel’s followers, with the news publisher “investigating the situation” after “obscene and racist push notifications were sent about a minute apart” on Tuesday.
Details on how the hacker was able to gain access to the Apple News channel are unknown, but it is understood they were able to breach the security of the Fast Company content management system, and send the notifications without any breach to Apple’s servers or security.
“An incredibly offensive alert was sent by Fast Company, which has been hacked. Apple News has disabled their channel,” said Apple in a tweet following the hack.
An incredibly offensive alert was sent by Fast Company, which has been hacked. Apple News has disabled their channel.
— Apple News (@AppleNews) September 28, 2022
Push notifications from Apple News are sent directly from the news publisher and do not get sent to Apple for review prior to being sent to all channel followers. It seems Apple does not implement any moderation filters for notifications at this time.
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