NYT forced to use alternate website
August 29 , 2013
A group of hackers loyal to Syria's Assad hacked the New York Times forcing the company to use nytco.com as an alternate site.
The hackers are responsible for completely shutting down the website this afternoon and some visitors even saw the message "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army" on the screen.
The newspaper's website had been shut down earlier this month as well but it claimed that the earlier incident was not because of a hack.
The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming attacks on the domain registries of Huffington Post and Twitter. All these companies use the same registrar, which could be the cause of this vulnerability.
The SEA has claimed many such attacks in the past on sites including the BBS and the Washington Post.