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Website Traffic Hacked in Brazil

Web Traffic News Brazil Image Web traffic around the world continues to be hacked as reports pour in from nations all over the world.  Just one of the most recent reports that I am bringing to you is from the beautiful country of Brazil.  The CNN International website has reported Brazillian government as well as numerous other sites within the country were targeted and temporarily disabled, hacked, or shut down completely.

Here is a list of sites from Brazil that were hacked:

The Institute of Geography and Statistics which contains Brazil’s census data.
The Ministry of Sports
President Dilma Rousseff’s site
The Petrobras Oil Company site
The Brazillian Tax Collection Agency

2 Groups have claimed ownership of the attacks; Fail Shell and LulzSec.

Both groups claim to  have carried out the website traffic denial and diversion attacks for the justice of the people and to improve living conditions for all people within the country.

What are your thoughts on website hacking by individuals and groups worldwide, leave me a comment and let me know?

The Web Traffic Reporter

Japan’s natural disaster drives big web traffic gains for news sites

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     Cable and internet news networks experienced large web traffic gains Friday and Saturday as viewers and online users searched for updates on the earthquake and tsunami that brought devastation to Japan.

     Between 10:12 p.m. and midnight west coast time on Thursday, when news of the 8.9 tembler was first developing, CNN averaged 767,000 total viewers, a 173% traffic surge over the 281,000 the network has been averaging during that time period in recent months, according to the Nielsen Co.

During the same time period Thursday night, Fox News averaged 671,000 viewers, for a 46% spike.

This past weekend will go down as one of the top 5 internet traffic days of all time for the website Foxnews.com, a network spokeswoman said. And a terrifying clip of the tsunami oozing across farmland, lifting trucks, houses and flaming debris is one of Fox’s top clip in the last two years.

As many have seen the networks are pulling out the stops with special tsunami-related programming this weekend. CNN altered its usual Saturday lineup with wall-to-wall disaster coverage. Fox pre-empted Glenn Beck’s Friday show for a news special hosted by Shepard Smith. The network also dispatched reporters Adam Housley, David Piper and Greg Palkot to Japan, who began reporting Saturday. 

Photo: A wall of water and debris rolls across Sendai, Japan, after an 8.9 earthquake late Thursday. Credit: NHK. 

Article source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/03/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-coverage-drives-huge-traffic-gains-for-cnn-and-fox-news-.html

CNN International Reports Facebook Photo Takeover

Web Traffic CameraDoug Gross from CNN International just broke the story that Facebook has become more popular in photo sharing than Flickr, Picasa and Photobucket combined!

In terms of web traffic statistics Facebook is reported to have had 98 million visitors to its photo sharing pages in October alone and it is estimated the over 3 billion photos are upoladed every month.

At the time of this writing Facebook only allows for simple photos that do not require editing to be uploaded which is one of the advantages that Flickr, Picasa and Photobucket have in that they allow for more editing features and user options. 

Leave me a comment and let me know your preferred method of sharing photos?

From the International Web Traffic News Desk,

The Web Traffic Reporter