On Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times confirmed that its website was hacked, possibly by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a Syrian pro-government group. In a tweet, Eileen Murphy, a Times vice president for corporate communications, wrote: “initial assessment – issue is most likely result of malicious external attack. working to fix.” The SEA has become increasingly aggressive in recent months, targeting English-language media, including the Financial Times’ Twitter account, the Associated Press, National Public Radio, and even The Onion, which detailed the takeover on its own site in May 2013.     

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