Hacker Takes Down New York Magazine After Cosby Story. Reason? Hacker Hates New York
New York Magazine appears to be partially back up and running after being completely down for almost a day. The website went down after posting a landmark interview with 35 of the women that have accused Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault. However, the hacker denies taking the website down for this story:
— NYMag PR (@nymagPR) July 27, 2015
The real reason? A hacker just doesn’t like New York. Known as ThreatKing, posting as @Vikingdom2016, he explained his disdain for New York in an interview with Daily Dot. “I went to new York 2 months ago. It was really bad,” he said. “Someone pranked me. Everyone started laughing and —. The first 10 hours being there. Some African-American tried to prank me with a fake hand gun.”
The hacker also claims he’ll be attacking other New York sites in the days to come.