September 16 2014 Latest news:
Friday, August 15, 2014
The website and Twitter account of posh Islington restaurant and bar House of Wolf was hacked by what appears to be an ex-employee with an axe to grind over not being paid.
The account sent out a series of profane tweets from around 1am this morning.
One read: “We at the HOW love treating people with respect and being nice... oh no wait. we don’t! We’re all c**** who rip people off! hahaha SUCKERS!!”
Another said: “Don’t come to the House of Wolf. We water our beer down and charge you for over priced cocktails and make fun of you for it.”
The attack seems to be over a dispute about payment.
Until just before 2pm, the House of Wolf website had a glaring red message which stated: “This will remain on the HOW website until you pay me. Please uphold your agreement and pay up. Thank You, J x”
House of Wolf was bought very recently by Gresham Inns, whose operations director Gregory Barry told London24: “We just purchased House of Wolf five days ago. This is to do with the previous owners, not us. Everything has been sorted out now.”
Even Gregory admitted he could see the funny side: “Thanks to the internet the story got around pretty quickly. If we didn’t own it, I’d be laughing about it too!”
One customer, Laura Oakley, tweeted the restaurant to ask if they’d found a necklace of hers.
The hacker replied: “Yeah we found it and sold it! Don’t come to out s*** bar and lose your s*** you T***”.
She told London24: “It woke me up at 1am this morning so [I] wasn’t too impressed but realised they must have been hacked when I looked at the timeline.”
The twitter account and website returned to normal just before 2pm.
A Met spokesperson said they were not aware of any reported crime.