Posts Tagged ‘nyt hit by cyberattack’


August 28, 2013

Fox Business on August 27, 2013, reported that just two weeks after denying a 90-minute outage was caused by a cyber attack, The New York Times said that new website problems were likely the result of an “external malicious attack.” Excerpts below:

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.”

Several attempts in New York City to access the NYT’s website were unsuccessful shortly after 3 p.m. ET.