WorldNetDaily reports the website for TRN’s Michael Savage was forced to shut down for nearly an hour Saturday morning as IT experts attempted to undo the work of a computer hacker, who had snuck into the webpage’s server and damaged the site.
Savage has been personally banned from visiting Great Britain by the nation’s homeland security agency because of his bold political views, leading Savage to file legal action demanding the UK remove his name from a list of banned individuals that includes Muslim terrorists and leaders of hate groups.
Savage has also been highly critical of the U.K.’s recent release of the “Lockerbie Bomber,” Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, prompting the host’s speculation that the hacking of his site could be linked to the British government’s continued pattern of hostility toward him:
“Why on the day of the worldwide furor over the release of the Lockerbie Bomber by [British Prime Minister] Gordon Brown would Michael Savage’s website be hacked?” the radio host posited. “We cannot say who did this, but would it not be a possibility that the Brits themselves ordered this hack-attack?
“Why?” Savage asked WND. “Because the evidence that they placed me on this list with real murderers and terrorists was a political favor to some Islamic nation can be found in the recently discovered e-mails, hidden until now by the Gordon Brown government. Their own e-mail chain on banning Savage states, ‘There is no evidence of Savage advocating or inciting violence,’ yet, by including Savage on this banned list it would ‘help provide a balance of types of exclusion cases,’ in other words, the list would not only contain radical Muslims but also a white male conservative.”
The website’s repair crew told WND the hacker had broken in through a feedback portal, requiring the site to be shut down before any further damage was done. At roughly 11:15 a.m., the website was restored.