The website of New York Times has gone down for the 2nd time. However, this time there was a serious issue of a malicious attack, externally.
On the Tuesday afternoon, site disappeared completely because of an attack on the domain registrar named as “Melbourne IT”.
There was an article written by the New York Times, which got published in the evening from its backup web site,
It stated, “The attack also required employees of The Times to stop sending out sensitive e-mails.”
A twitter account, which belonged to a Syrian Electronic Army, also made it clear that they are the ones who have hacked the website of New York Times, along with Twitter and The Huffington Post by taking over the (DNS) of these sites.
Tweet mentioned “Hi @Twitter, look at your domain, it’s owned by #SEA :)”, with an inclusion of a screenshot that showed twitter domain registry’s search results. on Whois.DomainTools.com.
Screen shot appeared as if, changes were being made in the contact details, which showed that Twitter.com is being owned by the Syrian Electronic Army. Other than that, the account also claimed that they have made changes in the websites of Huffington Post and New York Times, which will now look like if it is being owned by the Syrian Electronic Army.
This is the second time, we are hearing about these hacking issues that have been faced by the world’s most famous websites. You can also read about the recent hacking of Mark Zuckerberg’s profile in an article here on infotales.com (Zuckerberg’s private page hacked by a Programmer from Palestine.)
These kinds of issues are not only creating troubles for the owners of these websites, but its users are also pretty much concerned about their privacy now.