Washington: The New York Times has revealed that its website was hacked earlier this week, preventing access to a small number of users.
The newspaper claimed that earlier Chinese hackers had attacked the website for months, but did not mention the sources for the latest round of attacks. The Chinese hacking led the paper to turn to an outside security firm to block future attacks.
A Huffington Post report has revealed that the increasing number of cyber attacks has become a `pernicious problem`, especially for news organizations dealing with sensitive data.
The NYT had earlier reported about attacks on the Financial Times by the Syrian Electronic Army. The headlines of the stories on its website were changed to `Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army`.
The group has claimed responsibility for attacks on The Onion`s Twitter and Facebook account, Twitter account of Associated Press and CBS News, the reports added.