Thedirty gets taken down by hackers

Posted on Jan 22, 2015

Nik Richie has been down for the past 2 weeks apparently hit by a group of hackers. The group “Anonymous” seems to be behind it and FBI is currently investigating. However, another group called Justice Squad took credit on youtube as well.

TMZ Reports that the owner Nik Richie has lost over $250K-$300K already in ad revenue due to the hack.

It seems this is a Denial of Service Attack (AKA DOS Attack), which means even if the servers are moved the attack will follow. These hackers are doing some serious attacking because Nik has not been able to put the site back up for the last 2 weeks!

Similar attacks often are launched against as well.

TMZ quoted Nik as saying: “These hackers are hypocrites. My website promotes free speech. F****** losers.”

Apparently Nik also had his iCloud account hacked and some personal messages were posted online showing attempts of post removal in return for sex. Read it here.

There is a video of Anonymous from June 2012 that threatens to take down Thedirty, which you can see below.

Here is a screen shot of the post by Justice Squad on Twitter.

thedirty hacked