— Matt Egan (@MattMEgan5) August 14, 2013
The website of the New York Times, NYTimes.com, is down after an alleged cyber attack by a group of Chinese hackers, reports Fox Business.
This is the message that greets visitors seeking “all the news that’s fit to print:”
The website Sitedown.co reports that this is the fifth time that The New York Times website has gone down.
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
On August 13, FireEye reported that the hacking group from China who had hacked the Times’ internal systems previously were active again:
The attackers behind the breach of the New York Times’ computer network late last year appear to be mounting fresh assaults that leverage new and improved versions of malware.
The new campaigns mark the first significant stirrings from the group since it went silent in January in the wake of a detailed expose of the group and its exploits — and a retooling of what security researchers believe is a massive spying operation based in China .
The newest campaign uses updated versions of Aumlib and Ixeshe.
But The Times are saying the cause of the problem is “internal:”
re: @nytimes – We believe the outage is the result of an internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon.
— Eileen Murphy (@NYTeileen) August 14, 2013