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Report: Newsweek Attacked by Hackers After Negative Donald Trump Story

newsweekNewsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald tweeted Friday that a negative story about Donald Trump was temporarily down Thursday night after the paper’s website was attacked by hackers.

Eichenwald reported Thursday that a company controlled by Trump took steps to invest in Cuba in the 1990’s and took business trips to Havana, a violation of the U.S. embargo. But late Thursday, Newsweek‘s website went down entirely.

At first, Eichenwald announced that that website went down because of high traffic. But half an hour later, he said the site was attacked by “hackers.”

Given Eichenwald’s earlier description of how the site went down, it may be the case that the “hackers” employed a denial of service (DoS) attack, where they flood a server with more traffic and requests than it can handle.

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