Hacks to the Billboard website announcing mass layoffs | Instant News


The Billboard website appeared to be hacked Tuesday night with a post announcing the layoffs of all IT staff web publications.

The post, which was quickly deleted, was accompanied by several references to the classic comedy “Animal Home.”

“After the COVID-19 pandemic, Valence Media has decided to lay off all of their web IT staff. Effective today, “read part of the post, referring to Billboard’s parent company.

“The online Billboard chart is basically perfect, so IT staff are no longer needed,” the post said, screenshot published by Variety, continued.

The post included a photo of the late Stephen Furst, who played Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the 1978 film, along with famous quotes directed at him in the film.

“Fat and stupid drinking is not the way to live,” it reads, followed by the hashtag #SavingABuckAtYourExpense.

Previous tuesday The Post reports that publications owned by Valence Media will see 35 percent of their editorial space cut by the end of the day, according to sources.

Valence was on land that was “financially shaky,” the source told The Post, adding that since the coronavirus pandemic struck, “the bottom fell” for the company.

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