New York Times Goes Down Again, and This Time Hackers Are to Blame

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  1. ronjor

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    http://allthingsd.com/20130827/new-york-times-goes-down-again-and-this-time-hackers-are-to-blame/
     
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    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...as-likely-culprit-in-the-new-york-times-hack/
     
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    The NY Times appears to be still down. The Twitter feed is working.

    The Times are actively working to get the site restored and working as soon as possible.
     
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    Still down, it's becoming more and more frequent this type of cyber-attack. I wonder what do they expect to achieve by doing so, and what could be done to avert such attacks.
     
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    Pretty sure the Times uses Norton for their protection.
     
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    And this will redefine the definition of the so-called bad websites. Hopefully this will open everyone's eyes that you can get into troubles just by visiting a "harmless" site... when it's being hacked. :argh:

    Eeerr...
     
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    Back on line now.
     
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    This is a problem, but AFAIK this hack was politically motivated & there were no malicious codes or malware that could potentially infect as drive-bys.

    I wonder if NoScript would be an adequate defence against malware in this kind of drive-by attack?
     
  10. Osaban

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    Actually the global edition is still down, at least from my location (Seoul), but I can access the US edition with this: http://170.149.168.130/
    It must be very serious, I have never experienced such a long off line period...
     
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    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...lash-with-hackers-for-control-of-their-sites/
     
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    " ... Internet records showed they'd be seized all over again and made to point to a Russian Web host known to cater to purveyors of drive-by malware exploits and other online nasties." ~ op cit

    Now that's scary! :eek:
     
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    War has changed. A cyber attack by any and all sides (as there is no such thing as a 2 sided war any more) is now the norm. Anyone with a cause will pile on to get a piece of the pie. 'Rent a mob' is no longer attributed to marching protesters or anarchists, it has migrated so very successfully to the internet. A march with banners is not always covered by the media, especially one that is peaceful. A cyber attack is always reported, especially if the target is a high profile business. Paradigm shift! Syria/Russia/China ... get used to it.
     
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    Thanks but no thanks - I'd sooner wait than use OpenDNS. The NY Times are not that important although the subject of the hack is an interesting topic.

     
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