On September 16, Toplum TV, an online news platform had its Facebook page hacked. The hacker accessed the account by hacking one employee’s personal Facebook profile. As a result, the news platform lost 26k of its followers and two weeks’ worth of shared content.
In an interview with Meydan TV, the platform’s director, journalist Khadija Ismayil said this was not the first time Toplum TV was targeted with a digital attack.
AIW documented the previous attack in November 2021. At the time, the hacking occurred through an SMS interception. In another attack documented in September 2021, Toplum TV reported it lost 16k followers on its Facebook page.
Ismayil in a Facebook post said, there were suspicions that a similar attempt was made this time around. The admin team is investigating the origins of the hack.
Access to the page has been restored at the time of writing this post.