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VINO hacked! Statement from Board of Directors

Sometime late last night Monday, January 31, 2022, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) was hacked by unknown person(s) and pornographic images and videos were published. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sometime late last night Monday, January 31, 2022, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) was hacked by unknown person(s) and pornographic images and videos that do not reflect our values were installed.

Additionally, we were unable to make any new posts or edits on the site for a few hours.

We apologise to our many readers, advertisers, business partners, and other stakeholders.

Management has since regained full control of the website and has strengthened its internal security.

It has also reported the matter both to local authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

We thank all those who have reached out to bring the matter to our attention. For that, we are humbled and thankful.

Your support over the years remains steadfast and we are encouraged to keep bringing accurate and relevant news.


40 Responses to “VINO hacked! Statement from Board of Directors”

  • Down low Joe (01/02/2022, 15:54) Like (85) Dislike (9) Reply
    A whole F.B.I ? Step your web security game up from talking craziness. The FBI got far more important things to ruin as opposed to investigating a miniscule matter like that.
    • Biggy (02/02/2022, 13:03) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      This hack involved an international public medium.
      FBI investigation warrsnted/ alerted.
  • Yessss (01/02/2022, 15:56) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    I say it last night and I was saying was this some type of joke? There were actual porn scenes of men engaging in sexual activities. I just hope no kids saw this.For real, I was like what?????
  • Honestly (01/02/2022, 16:04) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    I was in shock. How did this happen? I was reading a article and when I scrolled down I was like ohhh wow, what is going on here. There were like 4 different male porn scene.
  • Windy (01/02/2022, 16:05) Like (12) Dislike (33) Reply
    vino they can't stop you! facts
    • hmmm (02/02/2022, 11:39) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      A lot of them pressed the dislike button but when something happens the first new site they run to is VINO!
  • YEAH YEAH YEAH (01/02/2022, 16:09) Like (114) Dislike (12) Reply
  • Sam (01/02/2022, 16:10) Like (6) Dislike (32) Reply
    could it be commission of inquiry because depending on what you are bold enough to blog could ruffle a few social feathers (run with that
  • minute man (01/02/2022, 16:34) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can the FEMALE Body Inspectors Investigate crimes here without authority
    from the crown?
  • donkey (01/02/2022, 17:08) Like (75) Dislike (2) Reply
    He say hacked ? LMAOOOOOOOOO
  • Aweful (01/02/2022, 17:25) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    The damages already done
  • Ohhhhh child (01/02/2022, 17:25) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    I was in disbelief. I’m sitting there going through the web site to read what was posted for the day and I’m like what the heck is this? This cannot be real. If you seen it you would have been shocked as well. I agree, I hope no children was exposed to the videos.If I could recall it was about four different scenes, black and white males.
  • HAHAHA (01/02/2022, 17:31) Like (68) Dislike (7) Reply
    Set of trapped in the closet ANTI-MAN!
  • Windy (01/02/2022, 17:50) Like (13) Dislike (40) Reply
    You can jumped high or low you can't stop vino
  • Rubber rubber (01/02/2022, 19:29) Like (10) Dislike (31) Reply
    So they setting up vino again trying hard to get at the esteemed
  • james (01/02/2022, 21:03) Like (27) Dislike (7) Reply
    Strange it’s the FBI and not Scotland Yard that’s being called.
    • 2 CENT (02/02/2022, 11:14) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      hahaha its not strange its actually correct as I know from when i was small and heard the FBI which stand for federal bum inspectors hahahahah so it fits. look out !!
    • rattie (02/02/2022, 21:13) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      They cannot touch or block vino
  • BuzzBvi (01/02/2022, 21:57) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hacked? Really? What happened to Rastaman comment.
  • visitor (01/02/2022, 22:15) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is not news.
  • I was like whooooo (01/02/2022, 23:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    For real, my mouth dropped open. I even woke up my husband like look what is this, am I seeing right or what.
  • It’s a local hacked (01/02/2022, 23:25) Like (6) Dislike (33) Reply
    So sorry to hear what the ndp trying to do vino
  • Yep (01/02/2022, 23:26) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I was soo disgusted dissatisfied disappointed as I love to read comments.
    I quickly realized that there is no way that was approved and hacked.

    That was really disgusting almost puked.
  • Xxx (02/02/2022, 08:46) Like (11) Dislike (25) Reply
    Bvi full of hypocrites how could they blame vino for a hack

    Keep off the esteemed he born here
  • Liat 521 (02/02/2022, 09:04) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ok this will get its 24 hours in the news we not going stop supporting vino
  • maybe it’s C***y (02/02/2022, 10:20) Like (4) Dislike (9) Reply
    My takes base on C***y attitude on T**a R***o i’m sure she had it done. in serious news it’s a pity how C***y insulted R**ky an IT engineer just because he’s not agreement with her personal one side. How many of you read C***y post about she don’t read VINO news? Yet she said she was on vino reading Hon. Smith article when she saw the pono ?? That’s enough evidence that (1) she reads vino and (2) most of the negative comments are made by she herself……
  • Well (02/02/2022, 20:21) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Have to admit, the videos were the most believable things I’ve seen on VINO.
  • up town (02/02/2022, 23:55) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    She is a piece of work
  • Forbidden Truth (03/02/2022, 06:01) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    "videos that do not reflect our values"
    REALLY NOW!!!!. Hmm.

    • SMH (03/02/2022, 07:40) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      @forbidden truth i mean to @ c**dy give it a rest!! You personally just want to be in thing! You reminds of of the Devil; his best talent was to do all kinda sh!t and pretend like he wasn’t involved. You C***y if the biggest hypocrite and we all hear it yesterday live on T**a R***o and after all tge snips put together i will put it out for the world to hear for delusional you really are!!
    • @ Forbidden Truth (03/02/2022, 10:44) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      I love your statement vino, solid your advertisers have full confidence in vino trust me
  • hckrr (03/02/2022, 08:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    never knew vino had actual fans lmao
  • Bongu (05/02/2022, 09:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That you expect many worse things from WINE its days are numbered it is a latrine its 5 Africans are not Sifuentes to satisfy its AZUR

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