Hacker Brings Down New York Magazine Website Because He Really Hates NYC
On Sunday night, New York Magazine published the accounts of 35 women who say Bill Cosby raped them. It’s a powerful, first-hand narrative coupled with striking portraits of the victims but you can’t read it, because a racist hacker who apparently hates New York City took the magazine’s website offline.
According to the Daily Dot, a hacker calling himself the ThreatKing launched a DDoS attack early Monday morning primarily because the magazine is named after a city with “many stupid people.”
ThreatKing said his hatred of New York City is based on a visit to the city gone wrong. “I went to new York 2 months ago. It was really bad,” ThreatKing said. “Someone pranked me. Everyone started laughing and shit. The first 10 hours being there. Some African-American tried to prank me with a fake hand gun.”
That’s why, he said, he “[wants] to see people die at [sic] New York.” “I’ve seen many pranks gone wrong at new york. That got me pissed. That’s why I chose New York.”
“I’ll try my best to keep [New York] offline for 14 hours,” ThreatKing said, adding, strangely, that “we would control the Internet if we had enough money. Because each server costs money.”
The alleged hacker tells the website his attack was not related to the Cosby article, saying “I have not even seen the cover, LOL.”
The cover is still viewable other places on the web, much to Nate Silver’s dismay.
.@voxdotcom: Shouldn't you have linked to @NYMag and not to yourselves?— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 27, 2015