The New York Times website has gone offline for the second time this month after what the corporation described as a hateful external attack. A technical trouble knocked NYTimes.com offline on 14 August. Analysts supposed facts showed a group supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was behind Tuesday's assault.
The website was incompletely back online three hours later, though some users still reported difficulties. During the postponement the New York Times published new articles on its Facebook page as well as a reflect site. According to Mr. Westin, media attacks seem to be rising and moving away from annoying, simple denial of service attacks and toward full domain compromise which, if successful, puts millions of NYT website users at risk.