Tunisian gay magazine hacked

Published: March 15, 2012

Yesterday, homophobic hackers attacked Tunisia’s main LGBT title, Gayday Magazine, taking over its email, Twitter and Facebook accounts.
 
This comes after several previous attacks which hacked Gmail, Twitter and the main site, renaming account titles to ‘Garbage Day Magazine’.
 
These attacks take place at the height of an international campaign of which Gayday Magazine is a part, to raise awareness about the massacre of emo and gay people in Iraq.
 
Fadi, the editor of Gayday Magazine said: ‘The hackers are Tunisians, that’s all I know for now regarding their identity. They seem really determined to take down the magazine. This is by far the strongest homophobic attack the magazine received. They don’t want to engage in a dialogue, they are just determined to silence us.’
 
Gayday Magazine’s Facebook, Gmail and Hotmail accounts were hacked despite all having complex passwords including symbols, numbers and letters.
 
‘I’m quite disappointed,’ Fadi said, ‘I opted for a Gmail account thinking it’s safer. But it’s obviously not. I got hacked three times in a row in the same morning even despite the complex password, and now the Hotmail account associated with my editorial account suffered the same fate.’

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