It’s a battle between one of the nation’s largest newspapers and what is suspected to be a group of hackers supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, and for the moment at least, the hackers appear to be winning.
The New York Times website was down for large parts of Tuesday after being hacked in an attack for which the group known as the Syrian Electronic Army took credit, and was down again as of 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday.
Users trying to access http://www.nytimes.com received a message saying the server could not be found. The news organization set up a bare-bones alternate site, where readers could view some news stories. A message on the New York Times Twitter feed directed readers to that site and routed story links posted on Twitter there as well.