File: The SABC has denied that there was any ulterior motive to canning the Sunday morning show, The Editors.
UPDATE: Affected SABC websites appear to be back up and running.
We have stopped (for now) training SABC. We are not done yet. A lot more needs to be exposed and talked about WatchThisSpace— Anonymous Africa (@zim4thewin) June 12, 2016
JOHANNESBURG - A group of hackers have shut down all SABC websites.
The public broadcaster&39;s main site as well as the 5-FM and SA-FM sites were attacked at midday on Sunday.
An organisation called Anonymous Africa has claimed responsibility.
It says this is the biggest cyber-attack of its kind ever in South Africa and says it&39;s in response to alleged censorship by the SABC.
The broadcaster recently banned the screening of images showing the destruction of property during protests.
The hacker group did warn on Twitter that an attack on the group was going to happen about midday on Sunday.
Journalists, if you are bored. Tomorrow, at around lunch time, the SABC will be on the receiving end of largest dDos attack to hit SA ever— Anonymous Africa (@zim4thewin) June 12, 2016
At the time of publishing this piece, SABC websites were still unreachable.
Attacks against all SABC entities now underway. SA experiencing largest ddost attack. All SABC stations are TangoDown— Anonymous Africa (@zim4thewin) June 12, 2016
We will stop the attacks at SABC (for now) at 4pm. We are not done yet, lots of action coming. Things are going to get wild!— Anonymous Africa (@zim4thewin) June 12, 2016