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NY Mag Publishes Accounts of 35 Bill Cosby Accusers, Gets Shut Down by a Hacker

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | July 27, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | July 27, 2015 |

The timing here was coincidental, it turns out, but a hacker has managed to shut down New York Magazine’s website, including one of our favorite sites, Vulture. The hack came only hours after the website published the accounts of 35 of Bill Cosby’s accusers, along with the stunning magazine cover featuring each of them.

That’s a powerful magazine cover — and so are the accounts detailed within, we are led to believe — and ensure in no uncertain terms that we all know what an unrepentant monster Bill Cosby is. However, if you want to read the article, you’ll actually need to buy the magazine, because a hacker calling himself the ThreatKing launched a DDoS attack for no other reason than because he doesn’t like New York City, according to The Daily Dot.

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 hacker apparently had not even seen the Cosby cover.

via The Daily Dot

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