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Washington Post, others fall victim to referral service Outbrain hack

08/15, 4:02pm

Outbrain spearphished by Syrian Electronic Army, service still down

Article and website recommendation service Outbrain, used by media outlets like the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, Time, and others has suffered a hacking attack by the Syrian Electronic Army. The company's staff is to blame -- on the evening of August 14, the company was the victim of a "spear phishing" email, asking employees to input login credentials to see the letter from the purported CEO.

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Washington Post print and online presence purchased by Jeff Bezos

08/05, 4:50pm

Amazon has no role in the sale of the old media company

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has agreed to purchase the Washington Post. The Amazon executive will pay $250 million in cash for the paper and all of the associated publications. Amazon itself isn't involved in the purchase, with Bezos becoming the sole owner when the sale is completed, following regulatory approvals.

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