New York Times website restored after hacker attack
NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - The popular New York Times website returned to service on Wednesday after hackers forced it down for nearly a day, with a group backing Syria's government claiming responsibility.
The website nytimes.com, one of the most influential sources of news in the United States (US), had come up blank for many readers since Tuesday afternoon, though some were still able to access it earlier on Wednesday.
Experts called it a complex attack, hitting not only the Times but also parts of Twitter, that demonstrated the talent of the hackers.
"It's a very sophisticated attack," said computer security expert Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group.