The New York Times website crashed around 11:30 a.m. today due to technical difficulties. The paper has not been able to update the site since 11:07.

On its Twitter site, the NYT it's "experiencing technical difficulties" and expects to be back shortly. Via Twitter and Facebook, the paper promised to keep readers updated on news developments, especially the bloody crackdown in Egypt.

The Times, in the recent past, has been able to thwart off attacks from Chinese hackers who were upset about its coverage. But the paper said it believes the outage is the result of an "internal issue."

NYT Times Co. shares are down 1.5 percent to $12.06.