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'Variety' hacked by Our Mine, subscribers inundated with email

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Eric DuVall
The Variety magazine building in Los Angeles is pictured. Variety was hacked Saturday by the group Our Mine, which sent subscribers dozens of phishing emails. Photo courtesy Ken Wolter/Shutterstock.com
The "Variety" magazine building in Los Angeles is pictured. "Variety" was hacked Saturday by the group Our Mine, which sent subscribers dozens of phishing emails. Photo courtesy Ken Wolter/Shutterstock.com

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The entertainment magazine Variety was hacked by the same group that has targeted the personal accounts of high-profile tech company CEOs, sending emails to Variety's followers with the hashtag #OurMine.

Variety acknowledged the hack Saturday and instructed users to disregard and delete the emails as it worked to regain control of its email subscriber database.

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"Our team is working to resolve the unauthorized communications sent from Variety," read the statement. "Please ignore/delete them."

OurMine has previously hacked private email accounts for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Perturbed Variety subscribers took to social media Saturday to express their annoyance at being bombarded by in some case dozens of phishing emails, all containing the hashtag #OurMine.

None of Variety's site content appeared to have been tampered with.

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