Hack attack spares MySpace injury, but not insult
MySpace.com dodged a bullet on Thursday, but in the process the social networking site may have gotten a stinging slap in the face instead.
Hackers trained their fire on social media highflyers Twitter and Facebook Thursday morning, knocking the former entirely offline for a few hours and slowing things down on the latter site.
At MySpace, once the Internet’s top social networking destination, life went on as usual.
Perhaps the malefactors didn’t deem MySpace a target worthy of attention. MySpace’s popularity has waned at a time when Facebook and Twitter have experienced massive user growth.
In June, MySpace announced plans to cut 30 percent of its U.S. workforce and to close at least four international offices.
Or perhaps the site, owned by News Corp, was more adept at fending off Thursday’s cyberattacks.
MediaFile wanted to ask MySpace what the story was, and see if it felt snubbed in the event that hackers had overlooked it, but the company would not make a spokesperson available for comment.