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Turkish Hackers Take Out Top Porn Site

Operators of RedTube still not sure how attackers broke in

A group of attackers calling itself "Hacked Netdevilz" yesterday broke into one of the Internet's most popular porn sites and effectively shut it down.

According to a news report, the self-described "Turkish cyber-terrorist" group left a message on the RedTube site: "No porn!" it said. "We're not the first but we're the best."

With some four million visitors last month, RedTube -- a porn site that operates much like YouTube -- ranks as one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Web. The site is back up and running on a different server.

Experts are currently studying log files to find out how the attack occurred and whether other Web 2.0 sites might be vulnerable.

— Tim Wilson, Site Editor, Dark Reading

Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, UBM Tech's online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one ... View Full Bio

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