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Web Site May be Victim of Hackers

Only Al-Jazeera servers in U.S. hit NYSE bans network reporters from floor. It’s been a difficult week for Al-Jazeera, the largest Arab satellite news network. Al-Jazeera’s new English-language Web site launched Monday, was flooded with Internet traffic. Whether that traffic came from hackers or was due to an abundance of interested readers is still unclear. But the net effect was the same: many Web surfers found they couldn’t view the site yesterday. Two Al-Jazeera reporters also had their credentials revoked by the New York Stock Exchange. Al-Jazeera’s English site was unavailable yesterday from four out of five locations in the U.S., said Roopak Patel, a senior analyst at Keynote Systems Inc., a San Mateo, Calif., company that tracks Web performance. Full Story

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