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Anti-NYC hacker takes New York Magazine offline after Cosby story
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Anti-NYC hacker takes New York Magazine offline after Cosby story

Mfonobong Akpan

On Sunday night, New York Magazine released a new cover featuring 35 victims of alleged assault from Bill Cosby.

But you can’t see it. A self-described hacker called ThreatKing, who says he hates New York City, claims he has successfully overwhelmed the site with a distributed denial-of-service attack, overloading its servers with traffic making it completely inaccessible.

ThreatKing said his hatred of New York City is based on a visit to the city gone wrong. That’s why, he said, ” he wants to see people die at New York.” “I’ve seen many pranks gone wrong at new york. That got me pissed. That’s why I chose New York.”

He declined to say what country he’s actually from, citing a fear of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

ThreatKing says Vikingdom2016 plans to attack more websites based in New York. He linked to a Twitter list of potential targets that have “New York” in their names, including the New York Times, the New York City FBI bureau, and New York University.