The New York Times’ website and corporate email went down sporadically earlier today, fueling widespread speculation the newspaper of record might have been hacked or went offline for traffic-congestion reasons.
But, in the end, it was a maintenance glitch, the paper said.
Earlier in the day, Fox News cited unnamed sources that, indeed, the paper was “ Hit by a Cyber Attack .” VentureBeat speculated the outage was due to “ overwhelming traffic ” to a 10,000-word feature article.
Yet in an online message “ To Our Customers ,” the paper announced it had only itself to blame.“As you may know, our Web site was unavailable for a period of time earlier today. The outage occurred within seconds of a scheduled maintenance update, which we believe was the cause. We are working on fully restoring service and apologize for any inconvenience.”Hacking speculation follows the paper’s January announcement that hackers from China had […]
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