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Developing: The corporate and media sites of The New York Times (NYT) were experiencing a major cyber attack on Wednesday afternoon, according to a source close to the matter.
Source: New York Times Website Hit by Cyber Attack

Down for about an hour now.

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The news comes from security firm FireEye which believes the group are using new versions of cracking tools called Aumlib and Ixeshe. The researchers spotted the updated malware when analysing an attack on an organisation involved in "shaping economic policy."

Evasion

Researchers with FireEye Nart Villeneuve and Ned Moran said that the updated version of Ixeshe, which has been around since 2009 and was used to attack targets in East Asia, now uses new network traffic patterns in a bid to "evade traditional network security systems."

Chinese Hackers Behind New York Times Attack Return with ‘Improved’ Malware

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