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
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.

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Aug 14, 2013 2:12 PM CDT
When the sunspot "thing" takes down cell phone service later this year...we'll have our land line.
Aug 14, 2013 12:44 PM CDT
Interesting that email, skydrive, and people sites went down at the same time.