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NYTimes.com Attacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The New York Times’ website outage is believed to be the result of an attack by the Syrian Electronic Army or “someone trying very hard to be them,” according to Marc Frons, the company’s chief information officer. The SEA has a history of attacking news sites, from The Washington Post’s to The Financial Times’.

The SEA’s official Twitter account is indeed claiming credit for the Times attack:

NYTimes.com went dark for almost three hours today, but is now functioning normally. No word yet on if users had their information compromised.

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