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New York Times Website Hit by Major Cyberattack

August 28, 2013

As its international coverage of the crisis in Syria attracts global attention, the New York Times website is down due to what the newspaper's Facebook page is calling a malicious attack.

"Many users are having difficulty accessing The New York Times online. We are working to fix the problem. Our initial assessment is the outage is most likely the result of a malicious external attack," the Times' statement on Facebook says.

"In the meantime," it adds, "we are continuing to publish key news reports. Here is our latest article from Syria, which is accessible to everyone." The Facebook page then links to the newspaper's latest article on Syria.

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