NYTimes Website Offline Following Cyberattack
Well, that's one way to circumvent slumping NYT traffic due to paywalls.
The corporate and media sites of The New York Times (NYT) were experiencing a major cyber attack on Wednesday afternoon, according to a source close to the matter.
The company, which has been the target of Chinese hackers in the past, did not immediately respond to FOX Business for a comment.
Both the newspaper, NYtimes.com, and its corporate site, NYTco.com, were down at about 11:30 am ET. The outage, which appeared as "HTTP 503 Service Unavailable," was also reported on Sitedown.co.
Website outages of this type have been increasingly common at major consumer websites, including those of U.S. banks like J.P. Morgan Chase (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC).
And the Onion promptly chimes in:
BREAKING: @nytimes Receives Pulitzer For Coverage Of 'Http/1.1 Service Unavailable' Story
— The Onion (@TheOnion) August 14, 2013
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