Hostess in Mediation as Website Gets Hacked

The drama continues.

A New York Judge has ordered Hostess and the kamikaze baker’s union to at least try working this out, but I think it’s too late.

Some of our own local businesses that use Wonder Bread (Arthur Bryant BBQ being one) are already being forced to switch to alternate vendors.  Grocery stores also aren’t going to let that prime shelf space sit empty while this drags on, are they?

For his part, Rayburn seems delighted to stick his tongue in the creme-filling and go “nuh nyuh nuh”:

While Hostess has seen interest in pieces of the business, its labor contracts and pension obligations have deterred offers for the whole company, Chief Executive Officer Gregory F. Rayburn said last week.

“We will try to get what we can from the assets,” Rayburn told Bloomberg Television. “It’s an over-capacity industry, though, so that’s going to be a difficult prospect.”

Translation:  “No responsible buyers want to put up with you idiots or try to sell the products that you make at needlessly high prices caused by your fat compensation and stupid rules.”

Speaking of insults, the Resources page on the Twinkies.org website (Note: not an official Hostess website) got hacked at some point today.  “Were you smart enough to get a screenshot, Thrill?”  Why, yes, I was!

 

  1. Yeah, “Sell Bread, Make Dough” was a Wonder Bread mission statement at one time. The hacker seems to have made his own version.

    At least there’s no hard feelings there….

    Anonymous may have not had anything to do with this one.

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  2. Anonymous may have not had anything to do with this one.

    Based on the fantastic prose, it looks to me like someone was seriously lame on their IT staff and some script kiddie waltzed in.

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  3. Given that it’s been up there for several hours, I suspect that the IT Department was hit with layoffs already and somebody may have made a Parthian shot with this act.

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  4. Good point Thrill. In fact, someone doing it on the way out and changing passwords (or just having been the only one that knew the passwords on that box) would explain why it stayed up so long. Seems fixed now though.

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  5. Thrill,

    This site isn’t part of Hostess.

    This site is a lively, open forum for thoughts about Interstate Brands Companies’ bread and snack products. Currently, the Kansas City based company doesn’t have a similar forum on its own site, Twinkies.com.

    Oh yeah, and Suzi Q’s rock bitch!

    or at least they did…

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  6. Oh, you’re right. I saw all the corporate logos all over it and never thought to read the disclaimers. My guess is that Hostess really is ate up if they couldn’t even get that shut down.

    Corrections will be made and I will begin with the self-flogging.

    And Suzi Q’s are hockey pucks. To paraphrase the Pirate Captain, eating a Zebra cake is like “being sucked off by an angel.”

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