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Short Take: Computer attack slows Times' site

In addition to requests for election information Tuesday night, the New York Times' Web site was also swamped with requests for access apparently generated by a hacker. The attack was similar to a September attack against Internet service provider Panix. The Times said that requests which continued on Wednesday did not crash the their servers, but slowed them down.

In addition to requests for election information Tuesday night, the New York Times' Web site was also swamped with requests for access apparently generated by a hacker. The attack was similar to a September attack against Internet service provider Panix. The Times said that requests which continued on Wednesday did not crash the their servers, but slowed them down.