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hack /hak/ v.

2..use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system.
“they hacked into the bank’s computer”


You think that it can never happen to you, right? We’re all cautious to a fault when it comes to our online security. You take all necessary precautions to protect what matters most from changing passwords to cache cleaning.

But then one day you wake up and grab your phone or head to your laptop. You notice things aren’t the same from the night before. Passwords aren’t working and it’s causing you to really think to yourself…

“Have I been hacked?”

This trend took a major turn last week as the country of Afghanistan was overtaken by the Taliban. The country’s media organizations as well as their entire government was taken down by a group of hackers known as the Yemen Cyber Army. The world has been watching as the regime has had the people of Afghanistan in the grip of fear over the past 48 hours.

What our readers saw when trying to access Straight Official Magazine amidst the fall of Afghanistan on Monday evening (Photo Cred: TenthLetterMedia)

No one’s exempt to these types of attacks. TenthLetterMedia and Straight Official Magazine both were hacked on Monday night. Our readers saw a dark screen with the headline “HaCKED By Yemen YE ALI. ” This has us down for a few hours initially. I was in a line at a local gas station earlier in the day and read a headline on a newspaper that said AFGHANISTAN FALLS . The subheading read “Yemen Cyber Army Takes Down Government.”

Afghan citizens pack inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III as they are transported from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 (Photo Cred:

I thought to myself, “that’s way over there and I don’t see how that can affect us.” Once the site was up, we were hacked once again. We were wiped out as our coding team caught wind to what they were doing.

All of our hard work just gone in less than 24 hours. There were so many questions. Why us??


Lucky for us, we have one of the best coding teams in the business! This slight hiccup only sets us back in terms of content. Before the hack, we were revamping Straight Official as this year marks the ten-year anniversary of the publication. As the FLEET DJs home publication, our staff consists of the coalitions’ best writers, DJ’s, radio personalities and models. Each member spending the course of a decade making names for themselves through these digital pages.

We intend to get the eyes of the world on Fleet by getting to know them better. With over 500+ members and growing, there will be endless stories to tell on how this organization is changing lives. We will also celebrate all facets of our changing society and culture. We’ll have fingers on the pulse of news, health and wellness, sports, technology and much more. We are launching several new podcasts, including the new Straight Fire Podcast which will premiere this month via Twitch.

Straight Fire Podcast Host List (Photo Cred: Da Artist Workshop)


In the pursuit of our vision, we have found the best success when we have the manpower to do so. We are building both brands and a publication that will represent the views and beliefs of the people. What better way to do that then to include the people that we cater to! The possibilities are endless with a network that promotes both unity and growth. You don’t have to be a DJ to join Fleet! They are in pursuit of the best in a variety of fields related to the music & entertainment industry.

Log on to or at and apply to join the hottest online publications in the industry! We are looking for bloggers, vloggers, writers, photographers, videographers, models, interns and much more. We intend to keep grinding for another ten years and we’d love to have you along for the ride!

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