UPDATE 19:00 GMT+1 : The website is back by the looks of things. No official statement from Cointelegraph just yet, but we will keep an eye out for more information.
While we hardly ever report on things going on at competing news web sites, it looks like things are taking a turn for the worse in the world of Bitcoin and digital currencies. CoinTelegraph, one of the few major Bitcoin news sites, has been experiencing a DDoS attack all day. Right now, it looks like their website or domain redirection has been hijacked, as it is pointing to Double Blue Sports & Recreation Association.
News outlets in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are always under a serious threat. It doesn’t take much to annoy people, and some comments can be taken the wrong way quite easily. However, usually things are only deteriorating in the comments section, and not by actually hacking websites or messing around with domain redirections.
It has to be said though that CoinFire, a smaller news outlet, was hacked earlier this year, as they lost both the domain and their official Twitter account after posting allegations against Josh Garza, GAWMiners and Paycoin (XPY). The Coinfire owners were forced to get themselves a new domain in order to resume their news services in a timely manner.
CoinTelegraph’s current issue on the other hand looks to be far more severe. Not only is the news outlet suffering from severe DDoS attacks all day, but it now looks like their entire website has been defaced by anonymous hackers. When opening up the CoinTelegraph website, users are greeted with the following page :
We will keep monitoring the situation and update this story as more information becomes available.