I blogged recently about the great marketing idea of the Million Dollar Homepage and today I read how the sites owner was blackmailed and his site was hijacked and down for a week.
Alex Tew, 21, hit the headlines at the start of the year when he revealed his Million Dollar Homepage had made him a million dollars in four months.
But the publicity brought the unwanted attention of extortionists who knocked the site over with a massive denial-of-service attack.
Following a week of downtime, the website is now back online.
Source : BBC News