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Disneyland's Official Handles Hacked to Take Revenge

The hacker also uploaded posts in which he was claiming to have “invented” COVID-19.

 

Disneyland Resort’s Instagram and Facebook pages have been compromised on Thursday by a self-proclaimed “super hacker” who posted a number of posts that included foul language and racist slurs. A Disneyland spokesperson said that the accounts “were compromised early this morning.” The posts have since been removed. 

“We worked quickly to remove the reprehensible content, secure our accounts, and our security teams are conducting an investigation,” the spokesperson said in a statement. 

Following the incident, The Los Angeles Times reported that the hacker named “David Do,” claimed that he was taking his “revenge” on Disneyland workers who had allegedly insulted him. 

“I am a super hacker that is here to bring revenge upon Disneyland [...] Who’s the tough guy now Jerome?” one of the posts read. The hacker also uploaded posts in which he was claiming to have “invented” COVID-19 and suggested he was working on a new variant of the “COVID20” virus. 

The culprit posted overall four posts on Disneyland’s Instagram account before 5 am PT, according to a post on the Disneyland blog

Disneyland's Facebook and Instagram handles were temporarily taken down shortly after the officials found out the posts on live and were brought back online after the cybersecurity team removed the posts. However, the park’s other social media handles and pages were not compromised. 

“It’s not known how this person managed to gain access to the Disneyland Instagram account. Was it a stranger hack or a previous employee with access to the logins? We worked quickly to remove the reprehensible content, secure our accounts and our security teams are conducting an investigation,” Disneyland said in an update to the post today.
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