People keep emailing me about this, so I figured I'd better go ahead and weigh in on it. SOHH, maybe the most popular hip-hop website and definitely one of the oldest of them, has apparently been taken out by haX0rs, and I guess a lot of people who might otherwise be at SOHH today are at a loss for what to do.
I checked it just now, and I couldn't access SOHH at all. I don't know if the haX0rs managed to have it completely removed from the Internets, or if they just defaced the site to such a degree that its owners figured they'd better just go ahead and take it down. Some of the emails I received before (if you notice, I don't always wake up that early in the morning) were saying that the site was being spammed with Nazi pictures and headlines.
The especially well-produced video report on the issue after the jump suggests this might have been in retaliation against fuckery committed by people from a section of SOHH's forum called Just Buggin' Out, which, you'll recall, was the same place SOHH's infamous Pedophile Army was formed.
UPDATE: Here's a statement from SOHH re: the haX0ring:
Online Hip Hop Under Attack
As many of you are already aware, SOHH.com has been under attack by hackers this week. We noticed the first wave of attacks in our vBulletins forums and as of this morning the whole site was compromised.
It appears that hackers are specifically targeting Black, Hispanic, Asian and Jewish youth who ascribe to hip hop culture. Other websites, including AllHipHop and Da Piff forums, have also been compromised or threatened this week.
We are managing this situation on several fronts. We have taken down the server to patch the security breach and put in protections for future attacks. Also, as this is an international issue, it is being addressed by The FBI and the Strategic Alliance Cyber Crime Working Group.
We realize the hackers attacked SOHH.com because of our stature in the hip hop space and the people we serve. Unfortunately, we did a poor job of protecting SOHH.com from imminent threats from people who hate our community simply because of our racial and ethnic makeup.
This has brought to light our vulnerabilities and those of the internet publisher and users as a whole. What's possible now is for us to join together to identify and eliminate this threat.
If you are under attack and have any information about these attacks please submit a report to the FBI cyber crimes unit here: https://complaint.ic3.gov/
Felicia Palmer CEO SOHH.com
And after the jump, beneath the video report, is a picture of what the SOHH home page looked like with all of the Nazi shit on it.