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How Syrian Hackers Found the New York Times's Australian Weak Spot

New York Times building

Credit: Andy Kropa/Redux

A hacking attack launched by the Syrian Electronic Army may have targeted the New York Times and other U.S. media companies, but the weak link was Melbourne IT (MLB:AU), a domain registrar that directs Internet traffic to the companies’ servers. How can an assault on obscure Australian Web-services provider lead to a more than 20-hour disruption at the Times' website?

From Bloomberg Businessweek
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