Syrian Hackers Take Credit for NY Times Web Breach

Potential U.S. strike in Syria has caused volatile days on Wall Street.
1:22 | 08/28/13

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And there's concerns that a strike on syria could create new threats here in the u.S. There may be evidence of that. Brazen cyber attackers could attack banks and financial institutions. And syrian hackers are taking credit for taking down "the new york times" website. Pierre thomas has the latest on this. Good morning, pierre. Reporter: Good morning, elizabeth. Overnight, "the new york times" says its website had been knocked offline, as the result of a malicious attack by the syrian electronic army. Someone trying very hard to be them. The syrian electronic army is a group of hackers who appear to support the assad regime and has carriy ied out attacks before. You're right, word of this attack will likely fuel concerns about the fallout of any u.S. Attack against syria. And there's concern those attacks could grow beyond media websites, to financial institutions, correct? Reporter: That's right. In recent days, top law enforcement officials, including the fbi director, have warned there's a potential for a much bigger and much more consequential cyber attack in the near future. It was just yesterday, that janet napolitano said, our country, at some point, will face a major cyber event, that will have affects on our lives, our economy and the everyday functioning of our society. Pierre thomas, new ways that terrorists are trying to disrupt the west. All of the talk of war is

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