For Once It Wasn’t the Syrian Electronic Army: New York Times Pegs Outage on ‘Internal Issue’ http://bit.ly/125gOHI
The New York Times, whose website and e-mail systems crashed this morning, said the outage was caused by “an internal issue” with its servers, signaling that it wasn’t the result of a suspected hacker attack.
Hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army have previously taken over social media accounts for news organizations including the Financial Times and the Associated Press, and wrote “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here” on NPR’s home page. Earlier this month it broke into a reporter’s blog for Britain’s Channel 4 and posted a false story about nuclear strikes on Syria. Taking down the entire Times website, however, would seem an order above its normal level of mischief.
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