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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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Marc Frons Named New York Times Company Chief Information Officer

Marc Frons has been named The New York Times Company’s Chief Information Officer. Frons had been the Times’ Chief Technology Officer since 2006. Prior to that he was Chief Technology Officer of Dow Jones for two years.

Frons is also the founder of SmartMoney.com, which he started in 1995, after leaving his post as Senior Editor at Businessweek.

Frons will report to James Follo, the Times Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Denise Warren, Chief Advertising Officer and General Manager, NYTimes.com.