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September 5, 2013 | By David Ng
The Museum of Arts and Design in New York has announced its new director: Glenn Adamson, an art expert who has openly criticized the museum in the past. Adamson has worked for the last eight years at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, heading the museum's research department. He will begin his new job on Oct. 15, succeeding Holly Hotchner, who stepped down at the end of April after more than 16 years. Adamson publicly criticized the museum in a 2011 article published in Art in America magazine.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
After the coffee. Before the New York Times comes back online.   The Skinny: Anyone reading "Gone Girl"? I'm apparently late to the psychopathic party. Another reading recommendation: A deep interview with  Paul DePodesta, of "Moneyball" fame, on the Nautilus website. Today's headlines including the continuing dispute between the WGA and Peacock Productions and the New York Times outage. Daily Dose: As of this writing, the New York Times' website is down.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
As the New York Times tried to wrestle back control of its website, AOL Inc. and Twitter Inc. quickly locked down parts of their own slate of domain addresses. But many other major websites continued to maintain limited security Wednesday morning. The Syrian Electronic Army hacking group claimed responsibility for a hack Tuesday that sent some visitors of www.NYTimes.com to a hacker-controlled website. The hackers had secured the log-in information for a U.S. sales partner of domain name registrar Melbourne IT and then used the information to breach the company's administrative interface.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
The take-down of the New York Times website for nearly two days this week exposed how easily computer hackers can exploit the Internet's Achilles' heel. As the website was being restored Wednesday, the tech industry scurried to assess the high-profile cyberattack and weigh what measures could be taken to prevent a similar breach. In the last two years, a growing number of companies with a significant presence on the Web have had to bolster their defenses to make up for security gaps that were not considered a problem when the Internet was created.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Alana Semuels and Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- It's a battle between one of the nation's largest newspapers and what is suspected to be a group of hackers supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, and for the moment at least, the hackers appear to be winning. The New York Times website was down for large parts of Tuesday after being hacked in an attack for which the group known as the Syrian Electronic Army took credit, and was down again as of 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Users trying to access www.nytimes.com received a message saying the server could not be found.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2013 | By Paresh Dave and Ricardo Lopez, This story has been updated. See the note below for details.
The New York Times' website would not load for users across the country on Tuesday, the second time this month the website has suffered an outage. But while the previous downtime was attributed to technical issues raised by a maintenance update, a Times spokeswoman said Tuesday's sporadic outage appeared to be the result of a malicious cyberattack. [Updated, 1:34 p.m. Aug. 27: The New York Times on Twitter said "The New York Times Web site is experiencing technical difficulties.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2013 | By Paresh Dave, This story has been updated. See the note below for details.
Melbourne IT, an Australian firm that allows website owners to buy addresses such as latimes.com, said the downtime suffered by the New York Times website Tuesday began when hackers gained access to the user name and password of one of the company's sales partners. Using those reseller's credentials, hackers changed the records that tell computers around the world from where to download web pages when someone types NYTimes.com into an Internet browser. [Updated, 8:27 a.m. Aug. 28: The U.S.-based sales partner's credentials ended up in the hackers' hands after a targeted phishing attack was directed at the firm's staff, Melbourne IT Chief Technology Officer Bruce Tonkin said early Wednesday.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
The New York Times website appeared to be slowly coming back online after being out for about an hour Wednesday.  The outage, which caught readers and the Times' newsroom offguard, seems to be over.  The New York Times communications department said the site was being restored and that it would post stories to its Facebook page in the meantime.  Earlier, the company said on Twitter that the problem was a "server issue" that caused its...
BUSINESS
August 14, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
The New York Times website was down Wednesday morning because of "technical difficulties," the newspaper said.  Users trying to access nytimes.com were greeted by an error message. The New York Times, via its Twitter feed, did not give an explanation but urged reader to follow its @nytimesworld Twitter account to get the latest news on the Egyptian military's violent crackdown on supporters of outsed President Mohamed Morsi..  New York Times reporters and editors were apparently caught off-guard and began tweeting:  Site's down?
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By David Pierson
When the New York Times website went dark Wednesday morning, suspicions that it had been the target of a cyberattack were raised immediately. Those beliefs were seemingly bolstered when Fox Business, citing an unnamed source, reported that the newspaper had been breached . So far, the New York Times has said little, other than blaming internal "technical difficulties. " The paper's website began slowly coming back online shortly after 10 a.m. PDT. Fox has been criticized in the past for jumping the gun. Last June, the organization mistakenly reported the Affordable Care Act had been overturned by the Supreme Court.
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