The site of the Grupo Salinas was taken down with a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack after the company’s chairman Ricardo Salinas Pliego posted a message on Twitter in which he revealed that the first presidential debate would not be broadcasted.
According to Vanguardia
, Salinas refused to allow the transmission of the debate on Azteca TV, a station he owns.
“If you want debate, watch it on Televisa, if not, watch football on Azteca. I will give you the ratings the next day,” Salinas wrote.
In response, Anonymous hackers said, “If that stubborn @RicardoBSalinas doesn’t want to understand, maybe we can convince him.”
Starting with the evening of May 1 and until the early hours of the next day, the official site of Grupo Salinas was inaccessible to visitors. Currently, it appears to be working normally.