New York Times Website Goes Down Amid Unconfirmed Report Of Cyberattack

Source:  Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News

The New York Times website appeared to be offline for more than an hour on Wednesday, as visitors to NYTimes.comwere greeted with a “service unavailable” message.

It’s unclear what caused the outage for Times, widely considered to be the most influential newspaper in the U.S. “We believe the outage is the result of an internal issue and we’re working on resolving it,” Eileen Murphy, a New York Times Co. spokeswoman, wrote in an email to Yahoo News.

The site came back online shortly before 1 p.m. ET.

According to Fox Business reporter Matt Egan, the Times was the target of “a major cyberattack.” An unnamed source told Egan that the newspaper “has been huddling with outside security professionals to assess the threat.”

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