Hacker: I Took Down New York Because I Hate NYC

New York’s cover story on 35 women accusing Bill Cosby of sex assault was hotly tweeted last night—but this morning no one can access it after a denial-of-service attack on the magazine. Just before 1am, a Twitter account under the handle Vikingdom2016 posted, “nymag.com #OFFLINE,” and sure enough, the entire New York website was down. “We are aware of the issue, and working on a fix,” New York tweeted shortly after. A hacker calling himself ThreatKing claims responsibility, and tells the Daily Dot via Skype that the outage had nothing to do with the Cosby story. “I have not even seen the cover, LOL,” he said. Instead, he says he was moved by his hate of the Big Apple, born of a visit two months ago. Read more on Newser…