The New York Times is the latest victim in what seems to be a huge number of high-profile cyber-attacks that have taken place this week. As I write this article, the New York Times has been down for over three hours, and now a group called the Syrian Electronic Army is claiming that they’ve also hacked into Twitter’s registry account.
The Syrian Electronic Army also took credit for attacks that took down The Washington Post, Time and CNN late last week.
The New York Times acknowledged the attack with a post on Twitter, saying the “site is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working on fully restoring the site.”
The New York Times Web site is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working on fully restoring the site.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 27, 2013
This is just the latest in a long string of high-profile attacks that have taken down some of the most secure and high-profile networks in the world, including Google & Amazon earlier this week followed by the shutdown of the Nasdaq.
It seems the Internet Cyber War that we’ve been warning about has now begun.