The New York Times’ website went down Wednesday morning. It went back up in the afternoon but service was intermittent. Poynter makes no representation about the availability of the site. Both the main Times site and the New York Times Co.’s corporate site were “experiencing a major cyber attack,” Matt Egan and Jennifer Booton report on Fox Business. “Our web site is down and we believe the outage is the result of an internal issue that we’re working on resolving,” Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy tells Poynter in an email.
While the site was down, the Times posted an article about Egypt to Facebook.
The Wall Street Journal announced on Twitter it would drop its paywall for two hours:
Bonus lunchtime reading: http://t.co/SoKzGPewUF is free to everyone for the next 2 hours.
— Dow Jones (@DowJones) August 14, 2013
Twitter is also the place to go for jokes about the Times’ site being down: