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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

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