This is all a bit much. Within hours of publishing a powerful investigative piece on the allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, New York Magazine had their site hacked.

The alleged hacker gave an interview to the Daily Dot:

But it’s not an attempt to silence the 35 women who have come forth to describe their alleged assault, nor the magazine that pieced their story together, ThreatKing said. Instead, he claimed, this stems entirely from his dislike of New York City, which he extends to magazines that share its name.

“Many stupid people at [sic] New York,” ThreatKing told The Daily Dot over a Skype chat. “I have not even seen the cover, LOL,” he said.

OK. So of all the things a hacker who hates New York could hack, he decides to hack the New York Magazine website on the same evening they release a huge story like this?

This is insulting to the intelligence of us all. There is no way this isn’t some form of technical misogyny. This is a means of silencing voicing. They can frame it around whatever narrative they want, but pay attention to a few things:

  1. In this supposed attack against New York, New York Magazine is the only site that has been attacked, and there seems to be no mention of any other site being attacked.
  2. The Twitter account of the alleged hacker has only been in operation for 6 days, with 94 tweets total as of this writing.
  3. The claim is that this is in no way related to the Cosby story, but why did that Twitter account RT Beverly Johnson’s tweet about the site being down and one of the staffers having their email hacked?

Listen. You can call me a conspiracy theorist all you want, but there is no way these things are unrelated.

As someone (who I can’t remember now, sorry!) said on Twitter once, the jig is higher than giraffe pussy with ten joints in it.