New York Times Site Back Up After Crash Newspaper says it wasn't a hack By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Aug 14, 2013 11:53 AM CDT Updated Aug 14, 2013 12:39 PM CDT 2 comments Comments A file photo of the New York Times building. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Newser) – The New York Times website went dark today for about two hours, but all seems back to normal now. The site went down about 11:10am Eastern, and the newspaper issued a tweet blaming an "internal issue, which we expect to be resolved soon." The site came back online about 1:15 pm. Fox Business News quoted an anonymous source who blamed a cyber attack—the site has been hit previously—but the Times later reiterated that it was a routine maintenance issue gone awry. At least staffers kept a sense of humor about the whole thing.