New York Times reporter confirms site was hacked

Andy Revkin, New York Times reporter and blogger, confirmed on the Dot Earth blog today the site was indeed hacked last night.

In response to a reader’s comment on the blog, Revkin wrote:

We were apparently hacked but as far as I know things are back under control. Apologies!!

But apparently, the site is still redirecting viewers to malware sites in a persistent attempt to force antivirus downloads.

Revkin’s next response?:

Ugh…Sorry, again.

At least the hackers seem to be getting a little wiser with their move from the Times Web site to its blogs. Although an environmental blog is still an odd choice.

If the technological pranksters really want to make waves, they should hack Gawker. People might actually go to that site.

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