Saturday, August 17, 2013

Washington Post Says Website Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army...

Washington Post Says Website Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The Washington Post’s website was hacked, sending some users who tried to access its stories to a Syrian hacker site, the Post said Thursday.

The readers were redirected to the page of the Syrian Electronic Army, a group that backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to the Post. The publisher said it was working to fix its site and didn’t indicate which article pages pointed to the SEA.

The Post is at least the fourth news organization that has been targeted by the Syrian Electronic Army this year. In April, the group claimed credit for infiltrating the Associated Press Twitter account and posted an erroneous message saying the White House had been bombed, sending markets down 1% in a matter of seconds. The group has also hacked the Financial Times and ITV, the U.K.’s biggest commercial TV station.

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