The party is ON! Join us at TNW Conference 2021 in Amsterdam for face-to-face business!

The heart of tech

This article was published on July 19, 2011

    All News International Websites Now Offline. (Update: Servers back live. Propagating.)

    All News International Websites Now Offline. (Update: Servers back live. Propagating.)
    Zee
    Story by

    Zee

    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    All News International website are now offline after the rampant attacks by hacking group Lulzsec. Websites for The Sun, The Times and News International are all inaccessible after the hacking spree.

    What began with the redirection of The Sun’s homepage to a false report of Rupert Murdoch’s death has resulted in News International seemingly being forced to shut down its servers after being unable to handle the relentless attacks from the group.

    A Twitter account from a member of the Anonymous group, who have been working closely with Lulzsec, confirms the servers have been shut down.

    As further proof, DNS lookups for every News International site reveals a server failure.

    Update: The servers for all News International websites appear to be back up and running although access to the sites is limited as it will take some time for the DNS to propagate.

    More to follow, please refresh for updates.
    Thanks to Craig Reville for his help with monitoring updates.