The Hacker News Logo
Subscribe to Newsletter

The Hacker News - Cybersecurity News and Analysis: Bashar al-Assad

TIME Magazine Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

TIME Magazine Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

November 29, 2013Wang Wei
Just now, The hacktivist group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) briefly took over the Twitter account of the TIME Magazine. The Hacker group  tweeted from the TIME's official account, " Syrian Electronic Army Was Here via  @Official_SEA16..Next time write a better word about the Syrian president #SEA " with their logo, as shown above. TIME Magazine is currently hosting polls for Who Should Be TIME's Person of the Year?  and on their website  the Syrian President  Bashar al-Assad is described as, " Syria's ruler presided over a bloody year, shrugging off international concerns over the use of chemical weapons as the death toll of his country's civil war eclipsed 100,000. " How they have hacked into TIME's account is not yet clear, but the group is famous for using advanced phishing attacks to conduct high profile hacks. The TIME's tweet was deleted by TIME's staff just after 10 minutes of the hack. In a separate tweet on their own
Qatar is Down ! Syrian Electronic Army hijacks major Qatar websites

Qatar is Down ! Syrian Electronic Army hijacks major Qatar websites

October 19, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is at it again. The hacktivist group, who are known to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad , has hacked many high profile Qatar based websites, including the Google, Facebook, Aljazeera and Government - Military websites. Starting at about 4:25 am (GMT 5:30+), the Syrian Electronic Army shared this message on Twitter: Qatar is #down and  following that, they went about switching off government and private websites using the .qa extension. The domains are managed by Qatar's Ministry of Information and Communication (ictQatar). Apparently, the Syrian Electronic Army gained access to  Qatar Domain Registrar ( portal.registry.qa ) and modifies the DNS entires to redirects the targeted websites to servers controlled by hackers serving defacement page, that include a picture of Assad and the groups logo, as shown. The List of the targeted websites is posted on Twitter by hackers - these include: moi . gov .qa facebook .qa gov .qa vodafone .qa a
Financial Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Financial Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

May 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Financial Times has become the latest news outlet to be hacked by supporters of the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad , following a phishing attack on the company's email accounts. The posh broadsheet's Tech Blog - at https://blogs.FT.com/beyond-brics was compromised to run stories headlined " Syrian Electronic Army Was Here " and " Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army ". Twelve posts appeared on the FT's tech blog between 12.38pm and 12.42pm on Friday, with official Twitter feeds also disrupted. In a later Twitter statement the FT said, " Various FT blogs and social-media accounts have been compromised by hackers and we are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible." The Syrian Electronic Army , understood to be a number of hackers and online activists that support the current Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, may have gained control for up to 14 Twitter accounts run by the newspaper. The group of hackers has claime
Online Courses and Software

Sign up for cybersecurity newsletter and get latest news updates delivered straight to your inbox daily.