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New York Times: We’ve Been Hacked

The New York Times building on 8th avenue in New York
The New York Times building on 8th avenue in New YorkPhotograph by Russel Kord/Corbis

The New York Times’ website is down for the second time this month, and this time the company is saying it’s a result of a malicious attack.

The site began having problems at around 3 p.m., according to a company spokesman. Two and a half hours later it was still down. Fingers quickly pointed to the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-government group that’s attacked various media companies in the U.S. The group claimed on Tuesday that it had gained access to Twitter’s registry account, although no changes were visible on the social networking site.