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New York Times website experiences outages; Twitter also



This today from the Associated Press:

Readers who tried to click on the New York Times' website got nothing but error messages for several hours during the site's second major disruption this month, and people also had trouble accessing Twitter. A hacker group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed responsibility. …

The cyberattacks come at a time when the Obama administration is trying to bolster its case for possible military action against Syria, where the administration says President Bashar Assad's government is responsible for a deadly chemical attack on civilians. Assad denies the claim.

"Media is going down ..." warned the Syrian Electronic Army in a Twitter message before the websites stopped working, adding that it also had taken over Twitter and the Huffington Post U.K.

Read the full story here: "NY Times site inaccessible, Twitter problems also," Associated Press; Aug. 28, 2013.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:37pm]


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