The New York Times' website was down on Tuesday afternoon, and according to the newspaper, it was because of hackers. However, it's not just any hackers. The Syrian Electronic Army, who supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is claiming responsibility for the hacking. For a number of visitors to NYTimes.com, there was a time on Tuesday when they were re-directed to a page that read "Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army," according to the Huffington Post.
"Our initial assessment is that this is most likely the result of a malicious external attack," a NY Times spokesperson confirmed. This is the second time NYTimes.com has gone down in the last month.
Below is a photo of the NY Times' homepage from Tuesday via Twitter user Megan Hess.
This was the NYT homepage for a few minutes earlier pic.twitter.com/p8zJA96Nmn— Megan Hess (@mhess4) August 27, 2013
My Fox NY reports that the Syrian Electronic Army also claimed to hack Twitter's DNS records. See their tweet below.
Photo Credit: Ritu Manoj Jethani/ShutterStock