Several major U.S. news sites were hacked over the weekend and more than 200 000 user data and passwords are now beeing spread on various file sharing networks.
It was the the U.S. media company, Gawker, that was was targeted this weekend by a series of hacker attacks against several of their websites. The websites affected include Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin and Fleshbot.
The founder of Gawker Media, Nick Denton, defends the company's actions in the long-running legal battle against tech billionaire Peter Thiel.
Facebook says the billionaire who is helping people sue Gawker Media - threatening the publisher's future - will stay on its board.
TechCrunch: "PC Magazine and PC World began competing when PC Mag employees refused to go along with the acquisition. A similar thing happened in the early days of Gizmodo when Pete Rojas was hired away from Gawker Media to start Engadget. I read these two blogs a decade ago while slaving away at Laptop Magazine/PC Upgrade which, as you can easily surmise, no longer have print editions either. This little power struggle created the two juggernauts of this decade and ushered in the demise of the computer magazine."