Feeds

Shock jock blames Britain for hack attack

Savage site ravaged - entire population to blame

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Controversial shock jock Michael Savage was hit by a hacking attack last weekend that forced his site offline for around an hour on Saturday.

Savage, who has threatened to sue former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith for defamation over an order banning him from entering the UK, suggests Britain might be to blame for orchestrating the attack on his site, WorldNetDaily reports.

He attributes the timing of his attack to his criticism of the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi, who received a hero's welcome on his return to Libya last week.

"Why on the day of the worldwide furor over the release of the Lockerbie bomber by [British Prime Minister] Gordon Brown would Michael Savage's website be hacked?" Savage said, WorldNetDaily reports. "We cannot say who did this, but would it not be a possibility that the Brits themselves ordered this hack attack?"

WorldNetDaily reports that unidentified scamps broke in through a feedback portal before damaging Savage's site. Quite who pulled off the attack is unclear, as is often the case with hacking attacks, which these days are most often launched via compromised proxies. ®

Bootnote

The circumstances of Al-Megrahi's release have been widely criticised on both sides of the Atlantic, sparking some talk in the US of a ban in Scottish goods. Wags north of the border have responded to threats with a long list of Scottish inventions the US might care to ban - including pneumatic tyres, TVs and telephones - that can be found on the Boycott Scotland site here.

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Google recommends pronounceable passwords
Super Chrome goes into battle with Mr Mxyzptlk
Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM
Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it
Now we've had all THAT TRAFFIC, we 'deplore' this theft
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
TorrentLocker unpicked: Crypto coding shocker defeats extortionists
Lousy XOR opens door into which victims can shove a foot
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.