New York Times Website, Twitter Hit By Suspected Hack

Law360, Los Angeles (August 27, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The domain name system for The New York Times and Twitter was hacked Tuesday afternoon, apparently by a group of Syrian nationalists who earlier this summer hacked into sites and Twitter feeds belonging to The Financial Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and The Washington Post.

The Syrian Electronic Army, which opposes an ongoing revolution seeking to oust the country's president, Bashar Assad, said on Twitter that it had hit Australian-based Melbourne IT, the domain name registrar for the sites.

Around 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday,...
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