Talking Points Memo Down for About Half an Hour, After Publishing Slideshow of Unmasked 'Anonymous' Hackers

Did Talking Points Memo just get cyber-attacked? The New York-based politics blog is down after publishing a slideshow titled “‘Anonymous’ Arrest Suspects Revealed” with mugshots of 14 of the 16 suspects arrested by the FBI. TPM obtained the photos via a Freedom of Information Act request.

“Are these some of the faces of “Anonymous,” the loosely-knit collective of hackers and online pranksters that have caused so much trouble for government and corporate websites over the past three years?” the slideshow said. “That’s what the FBI thinks, which is why they arrested 16 people from across the country in July.”

Earlier in the day, TPM tweeted a link to the slideshow: “We sincerely hope our site doesn’t go down for posting this.” Read More