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New York Times Website Down, Under Chinese Cyber Attack: Reports

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:”

New York Times NYTimes.com Chinese Hackers Website Down

The website Sitedown.co reports that this is the fifth time that The New York Times website has gone down.

On August 13, FireEye reported that the hacking group from China who had hacked the Times’ internal systems previously were active again:

New York Times NYTimes.com Chinese Hackers Website Down

Fireeye wrote:

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 [1].

The newest campaign uses updated versions of Aumlib and Ixeshe.

But The Times are saying the cause of the problem is “internal:”

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