Friday Mar 25, 2022
Former partner of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Grimes, said she is responsible for cyberattacking and shutting down one-man blog Hipster Runoff, reported Vice.
Hipster Runoff was a blog that produced mocking criticism of culture and music. While it was loved by internet readers, it was strongly disliked by its targets, the musicians.
The site, which ran from 2007 to 2013, strangely went down in 2012.
Recently, Claire Boucher, mostly known as Grimes, claimed that she orchestrated a cyberattack on the site. She claimed that she ruined the backup after photos of her kissing a girl were posted there and went viral.
Grimes maintained that she took help from a friend who worked for a video game company.
“We were like, we’re not gonna let you put your site back up until you take the story down. And he did in fact take the story down, and it was like, my coolest hacker moment.” She told Vanity Fair.
The singer comfortably admitted a federal crime and did not seem bothered by it.