Apparent Cyber Attack Hits New York Times

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Apparent Cyber Attack Hits New York Times

Post  kelee877 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:40 am

Just two weeks after denying a 90-minute outage was caused by a cyber attack, The New York Times said on Tuesday that new website problems were likely the result of an "external malicious attack."

The incident underscores how American media outlets have become prime targets for hackers, along with the websites of banks, stock exchanges and retailers.

A spokesperson from the Times said in an e-mail to FOX Business: "We are working to fix the problem. Our initial assessment is that this is most likely the result of a malicious external attack."
In a Tweet at 4:23 p.m. ET, the newspaper said it is "experiencing technical difficulties" and "working on fully restoring the site."


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Post  kelee877 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:45 am

New York Times website taken down by 'malicious external attack' as Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility

Readers who tried to click on the New York Times' website got nothing but error messages for an estimated seven hours on Tuesday, with the ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ - a group of hackers who support President Bahar al-Assad of Syria - claiming responsibility.

On the same day that it ran an opinion piece entitled ‘Bomb Syria, even if it is illegal’, readers who tried to visit the website got nothing but error messages.

The website went down at around 3pm ET and wasn't working properly again until after 10pm, although within minutes of the attack an alternative site was posting stories about chemical attacks in Syria.


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