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The Telegraph announced that its site had been hacked earlier this week. (Credit: Telegraph.co.uk, screenshot)

UK news sites the Telegraph and the Register were hacked and had their traffic re-routed to another non-related site, Journalism.co.uk reported.

National Geographic‘s website and a few other sites were hacked as well.

However, both the Telegraph and the Register deny that the hacks “compromised” any consumer or reader information, according to Journalism.co.uk.

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PC World explained that the sites were re-routed to “a page controlled by ‘Turkguvenligi.'”   The common thread between all three sites is their DNS services company, NetNames.

According to the Telegraph, the hackers stated on the re-directed page that Sept. 4 was “World Hackers’ Day.”

Read more about the hack here.

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