A political hacktivist group that has the backing of the Syrian president apparently hit The New York Times, along with Twitter and The Huffington Post UK edition.
While the integrity of the Times’s website was not itself affected, those attempting to access that site through other servers around the world were redirected to Web addresses controlled by the SEA, several cybersecurity analysts told the Monitor.
At about the same time, Twitter and The Huffington Post UK edition were also the subject of cyberattacks apparently orchestrated by the SEA, according to Twitter accounts used by the SEA. Those attacks were confirmed separately by cybersecurity analysts contacted by the Monitor, who checked the SEA’s claims against Web addresses and Internet registrar sites.
Unlike the situation for the Times website, however, there were no immediately reported access problems for Twitter or Huffington Post users.
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