Possible cyberattack knocks New York Times offline

The Daily Caller » Possible cyberattack knocks New York Times offline

Posted By Josh Peterson

Those hoping to read The New York Times on Wednesday might have been forced to stick with the print edition or its mobile app. When users visited America’s newspaper of record online mid-Wednesday morning, they were greeted with a “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable.” The message indicated that the site was experiencing a server error.

The New York Times confirmed through its Twitter account that its site went down. The site went offline around 11:12am ET, according to at least one observer on Twitter.

The New York Times Web site is experiencing technical difficulties. We expect to be back up shortly.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 14, 2013

At 12:04pm ET, the Grey Lady directed its Twitter followers to follow its @nytimesworld for updates on the developing crisis in Egypt.

Emmarie Huetteman, a New York Times news clerk, tweeted, “OH: Editor suggesting going outside and shouting the news from the street corner.”

Fox Business reported that the outage, which also affected the corporate sites affiliated with the outlet, was due to a possible cyber attack.

The publication is one of several U.S. news outlets that have reported over the past year that it is under attack from suspected Chinese hackers.

A Fox Business reported that anonymous source said that “the newspaper has been huddling with outside security professionals to assess the threat.”

This story is developing.

via The Daily Caller 

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