New York Times Website goes down

Summary:The popular newspaper Web site went down on Wednesday morning. One report is that the site has been attacked by hackers.

The New York Times (NYT) Web site is down. The site went down at approximately 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Savings time (EDT).

NYT-Down
The New York Times is down.

Officially, according to the NYT twitter account, all the paper has to say is that "The New York Times Web site is experiencing technical difficulties. We expect to be back up shortly." And, then a follow-up,a few minutes, later saying "There are technical difficulties at http://nyti.ms/w0c0wo that we hope to resolve soon. "

It's not just the NYT Web site. According to sources at the paper, the nytimes.com e-mail servers are also down.

A latter NYT tweet confirmed this, "As you are undoubtedly aware, we are experiencing a server issue that has resulted in our e-mail and Web site being unavailable."  The paper also reported that the they beleive that the  "outage is the result of an internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon."

One report, from Fox Business News, states that the corporate and media sites of The New York Times were experiencing a major cyber attack. Fox's source also said that the NYT IT staff have been working with security experts to assess and deal with the problem.

The NYT outage report comes the same week that a Chinese hacker group behind  previous, persistent attacks against the Times and other media outlets  has reportedly launched new attacks against yet-to-be-identified targets .

While services are being restored, the NYT is posting key stories to its Facebook page.

At this time, approximately 1:20 PM EDT, the important news site is still down.

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Topics: Networking, Security, Web development

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications... Full Bio

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