Yesterday, we brought you word that Twitter’s domain registration was taken over by the Syrian Electronic Army, and here we are with word that the next alleged victim of the Syrian Electronic Army would be The New York Times – as those who clicked on The New York Times’ website ended up with nothing but error messages throughout Tuesday, making this the site’s second major disruption in the month of August alone.
Within a few minutes of the attack, the New York Times had set in place alternative websites, and also posted up stories concerning the chemical attacks that have appalled the world, which happened in Syria recently. One of the headlines read, “Not Easy to Hide a Chemical Attack, Experts Say.” According to one of the posts by The New York Times, they mentioned, “Our Web site was unavailable to users in the United States for a time on Tuesday. The disruption was the result of an external attack on our domain name registrar, and we are at work on fully restoring service. We regret if this has caused you any inconvenience.”
The Syrian Electronic Army did send out a warning over Twitter before the affected sites were attacked, which read ominously, “Media is going down …”