New York Mag Site Hacked [Updated]

It has been down for hours.

New York’s powerful piece on Bill Cosby’s accusers isn’t getting the attention it deserves because NYMag.com appears to have been hacked.

Late last night, New York’s Twitter account noted “Our site is experiencing technical difficulties. We are aware of the issue, and working on a fix.” As of now, NYMag.com is still down.

A Twitter user Vikingdom2016 has claimed that they issued a Denial of Service (DDos) attack against NYMag.com:

We’ve reached out to New York for comment and we’ll update when we hear back.

Update (9:10 am):
DailyDot spoke to the person behind Vikingdom2016. He claimed that he hacked NYMag.com because he recently visited New York and didn’t like it. Yes, seriously.

I went to new York 2 months ago. It was really bad. 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…. [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.