Aboriginal Facebook page deleted by hackers

A popular Aboriginal activist Facebook page was hacked and temporarily taken down in what its owners claim was a racist attack.

Blackfulla Revolution disappeared on Thursday before resurfacing two days later when the administrators said they regained control of the page.

A member of men’s group Brothers Unite claimed responsibility for hacking the page and deleting it in a racist post to the group.

‘Great work Brothers, we managed to successfully shut Blackfulla Revolution down. Now those dumb f**ks need to start again hahaha,’ they wrote.

A member of men's group Brothers Unite claimed responsibility for hacking the page and deleting popular Aboriginal activist Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution in a racist post

A member of men's group Brothers Unite claimed responsibility for hacking the page and deleting popular Aboriginal activist Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution in a racist post

A member of men’s group Brothers Unite claimed responsibility for hacking the page and deleting popular Aboriginal activist Facebook page Blackfulla Revolution in a racist post

The post also included the hashtags #SaveAustraliaDay and #WhitePride almost exactly two weeks before Australia Day.

Admin Les Thomas said the timing was suspicious as the page helped organise a lot of rallies for Aboriginal causes – including opposing the date of Australia Day. 

Page owners claimed they were hacked with a message claiming to be from Facebook telling them to click a link to keep it active.

‘We got a message purporting to be from Facebook telling us if we didn’t click the enclosed link we would lose the page,’ they wrote on Saturday.

Blackfulla Revolution disappeared on Thursday before resurfacing two days later when the administrators said they regained control of the page

Blackfulla Revolution disappeared on Thursday before resurfacing two days later when the administrators said they regained control of the page

Blackfulla Revolution disappeared on Thursday before resurfacing two days later when the administrators said they regained control of the page

They took a screenshot they claimed was a list of words the hackers banned while they had control, including hack, hacked, page, hijacked, s**t, fake, and please

They took a screenshot they claimed was a list of words the hackers banned while they had control, including hack, hacked, page, hijacked, s**t, fake, and please

They took a screenshot they claimed was a list of words the hackers banned while they had control, including hack, hacked, page, hijacked, s**t, fake, and please

‘Desperate not to disappear we clicked the link. And then we disappeared.’

They took a screenshot they claimed was a list of words the hackers banned while they had control, including hack, hacked, page, hijacked, s**t, fake, and please.

A Brothers Unite administrator said there was no record of the post, or any other racist material, on the page which was created to talk about mental health.

‘I’ve no record of that post and the discussion on our group is not racist so the whole thing has surprised me,’ he told the ABC.

A Brothers Unite administrator said there was no record of the post, or any other racist material, on the page which was created to talk about mental health

A Brothers Unite administrator said there was no record of the post, or any other racist material, on the page which was created to talk about mental health

A Brothers Unite administrator said there was no record of the post, or any other racist material, on the page which was created to talk about mental health

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