After false missile alert, Pornhub sees spike in traffic from Hawaii

Pornhub is the world's largest porn site. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 11.15 AM (IST)

The porn site Pornhub saw a sharp spike in traffic from Hawaii after the state sent out a false missile alert last week.

The site said Wednesday that it saw a massive 77%  drop in traffic right after the alert was sent out.

However, after it was clarified that the warning was a false alarm, traffic to the site surged right up by 48%.

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The false alert was sent out last Saturday, causing panic and confusion across the state.

Emergency management officials eventually determined the notification was sent just after 8 am during a shift change after "the wrong button was pushed." 

The US is already on edge with tensions soaring between it and North Korea. 

Pornhub is the world's largest porn site. The site received some 28.5 billion visits in 2017, or an average of 81 million people a day.