Not Punny: Angling Direct Breach Cripples Retailer for Days  

A U.K. fishing retailer’s site has been hijacked and redirected to Pornhub.

The U.K.’s largest fishing retailer, Angling Direct, experienced a system breach on Nov. 5 that resulted in their domain being redirected to Pornhub. The jokes almost wrote themselves, but days later the site is still down and the extent of the damage to the company’s bottom line is remains unclear — which is objectively much less hilarious.

Also not punny: The adversaries took to the company’s social media to mount a phishing campaign.

Apparently, the attackers obtained login credentials for its Twitter and other social-media accounts, since the hackers were able to alert them, and their customers, to the breach through a Nov. 7 tweet from the Angling Direct feed.

First, the @anglingdirect Twitter feed announced (falsely) that the fishing gear seller was sold to MindGeek, the company behind Pornhub, adding that Angling Direct customers were entitled to a free subscription to the adult site.

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