Hackers not responsible for New York Times website wipeout

The website of The New York Times was unavailable for at least an hour on Wednesday morning, but the newspaper says the outage wasn’t due to malicious attacks, as some had feared.

The NYT website first went dark around 11:30am Eastern Time and continued to display nothing but a terse “Service Unavailable” error for several hours.

When the outage first struck, staffers used the paper’s Twitter account to let readers know that the problem was being addressed, but said only that the site was “experiencing technical difficulties” and that it would be back up shortly. The NYT email server was reportedly also affected.

SOURCE: heregister.co.uk