When surfers tried to visit the MySpace homepage yesterday, they were confronted with an unconventional error message. In a couple of hours, social networking sites were rife with rumors about the website being hacked.
When the website was opened, one could see a message saying “All is wrong ” where the MySpace logo usually appears. The page also read ”We messed up our code so bad that even puppies and kittens may be in danger. Please turn back … now.”
Once users saw this message, posts about a hacker attack on the social networking website Twitter by a group of people affiliated with the hacker network ‘Anonymous’ were put up which led to everyone believing that the website had been hacked.
After a while, it was confirmed that the suspected hack attack was a false alarm and the error message usually appears when the website has troubleshooting issues.
MySpace, which once upon a time was the most used social networking website is currently going through a rough patch as they are steadily losing out members to newer and more popular websites like Twitter, FaceBook and Google +. Probably with the rumor of their website being hacked, they would have received more hits in one day than they have since a long time.