Syria group 'hacks' US websites

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed it is responsible for disrupting the New York Times' website and that it took over the domains of Twitter and the Huffington Post UK. All websites confirmed there was an attack.

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New York Times' site hit by 'malicious external attack'

The New York Times' website was inaccessible this evening, likely due to a "malicious external attack," spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said:

Though users can still access the newspaper's site by typing its internet protocol address, 170.149.168.130, into a web browser, typing nytimes.com produced error messages.

Two weeks ago, the Times' website suffered an outage that the company blamed on a server problem.

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