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New York Post apologises after app sends ‘Heil President Trump’ alerts in hacking gaffe


By Jessica Goodfellow, Media Reporter

April 2, 2017 | 2 min read

The New York Post app was the victim of an unfortunate April Fools’ hacking that saw the publisher send out a series of push alert notifications hailing President Trump.

New York Post hacked app sends out Trump-related alerts

New York Post hacked app sends out Trump-related alerts / Credit: NY Daily News

The publisher, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, quickly apologised for the hacking incident in a follow-up alert and on Twitter.

"Our push alert notification system was compromised this evening. We are working to resolve the issue. Please accept our apologies,” the publisher wrote.

One hacked alert read: "Heil President Donald Trump”, while others appeared to be more elusive religious references and song lyrics.

New York Post hacked alert

"Open your heart to those you do not understand and listen to all those you fear and look down upon,” one message read.

Another alert included lyrics from Nirvana's song Come As You Are: "Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, but dont be late..."

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