Unidentified hackers on Monday replaced The Daily Caller’s advertisements with hardcore pornography, according to Fishbowl DC.
The conservative publication said that someone gained unauthorized access to the service they used to display the ads, allowing them to switch The Daily Caller’s normal ads with ads for pornographic websites. One of the ads offered “free lifetime hardcore” to The Daily Caller’s readers.
The ads have been restored to their previous state.
The Daily Caller’s spokeswoman, Nicole Roeberg, told Raw Story that the publication was not sure where the attack came from, but was looking into it. It is unknown whether the hacking was politically motivated or the act of a random spammer, but Roebergy noted that “we write about controversial topics and a lot of people out there don’t like us.”
The hacking of The Daily Caller also caused it to be temporarily blacklisted by Google on Monday morning.
Those who tried to click on a link to the site using Google’s search engine were warned that the site was dangerous and contained malware. The site is no longer blacklisted.
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