NY Times caught In Syrian hacker attack
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The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) Tuesday hacked nine websites, including The New York Times, Twitter and Twitter's image service Twimg. Some visitors to the affected sites were redirected to hacker-controlled servers that attempted to launch drive-by malware attacks.
Throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday, many of the hacked sites remained unavailable or intermittently accessible, as a battle unfolded between hackers and site owners, with each attempting to wrest control from the other by adjusting the domain name system (DNS) settings for the hacked sites. Website disruptions varied geographically, complicated by DNS registries in different parts of the world receiving updates at different intervals.
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