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FBI Most Wanted — Three 'Syrian Electronic Army' Hackers Charged for Cyber Crime

FBI Most Wanted — Three 'Syrian Electronic Army' Hackers Charged for Cyber Crime

March 23, 2016Mohit Kumar
Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) Hackers have made their place on the FBI's Most Wanted List. The US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are willing to pay $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the heads of the infamous hacking group Syrian Electronic Army. On Tuesday, the DoJ unsealed charges against three suspected members of the alleged group: Ahmad Umar Agha (aka The Pro), 22 Firas Dardar (aka The Shadow), 27 Peter Romar , 36 Agha and Dardar were allegedly involved in hacking Associated Press Twitter account in April 2013 and spreading a false rumor claiming that the White House had been bombed, injuring President Obama. This caused a temporary stock market dip. The two hackers allegedly engaged in a long-running cyber-propaganda campaign in support of the Syrian President Bashar al‑Assad. They hacked into various Twitter accounts of the main news organizations from 2011 to 2013. Their victims
Another ISIS Hacker Killed by U.S Drone Strike in Syria

Another ISIS Hacker Killed by U.S Drone Strike in Syria

January 04, 2016Mohit Kumar
A British-educated businessman who later joined Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in Syria has been killed in a US drone strike. Siful Haque Sujan , a Bangladesh-born man, was killed on 10 December 2015 by a US drone strike near Raqqa, Syria. Sujan has been described as one of the ISIS's top computer hackers who also coordinated anti-surveillance technology and weapons development by a senior United States Army official. A statement issued by Army Col. Steve Warren , a spokesman from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, via CENTCOM (United States Central Command) reads : "Sujan was an external operations planner and a United Kingdom-educated computer systems engineer. Sujan supported ISIS hacking efforts, anti-surveillance technology and weapons development. Now that he is dead, ISIL has lost a key link between networks." The 31-year-old man not just suspected of running a global money-laundering ring for ISIS from his former base i
Syrian Electronic Army hacks U.S Central Command & threatens to leak Secret Documents

Syrian Electronic Army hacks U.S Central Command & threatens to leak Secret Documents

March 14, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Pro-hacker group, very well known as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) aligned with president Bashar al-Assad, had recently taken down Forbes Website, sending a reminder to the international community that cyber warfare is alive and well, and this time the group has targeted U.S Central Command (CENTCOM) . Just a few minutes ago the SEA group has uploaded a screenshot and claims that they have compromised central repository of CENTCOM. From the screenshot, it appears that the group has hacked into the repository of Army Knowledge Online (AKO) , which   provides web-based enterprise information services to the United States Army, joint, and Department of Defense customers. " This is part of an on-going operation and we have already successfully penetrated many central repositories. #SEA " Hacking Group tweeted. The Group has  threatened to expose hundreds of secret documents that the group has obtained from the recent hack. "In the coming days we will updat
Facebook domain hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Facebook domain hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

February 06, 2014Unknown
On the 10th Anniversary of Social networking website Facebook, the hacker group ' Syrian Electronic Army ' claimed that they managed to hack into the administrator account of the Facebook's Domain Registrar - MarkMonitor. The hacking group changed the Facebook Domain's contact information to a Syrian email address on the company’s WHOIS domain information page, as shown. " Happy Birthday Mark! http://Facebook.com owned by #SEA " the group tweeted . Hackers also claimed that it had updated the nameserver information to hijack domain, but the process had to be abandoned because it was " taking too much time... " whereas, Facebook spokesperson did confirm that the website's domain record email contact information had been changed. Why SEA Targeted Facebook? Syrian activists and Hackers claimed that Facebook has been deleting pages created by dissidents and removing content as it was violating the social network’s standards, acc
Syrian Electronic Army kept their promise; Microsoft's Office blog hacked

Syrian Electronic Army kept their promise; Microsoft's Office blog hacked

January 21, 2014Unknown
Yesterday Night Microsoft has faced another targeted attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group supposed to be aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad . The SEA group is popular for its advance phishing attack and using the same technique they also hacked into the Official Twitter account of Microsoft News, Xbox Support, Skype and also defaced the Microsoft, Skype Official Blog pages in the past few weeks. Yesterday, Just after the Microsoft uploaded the newly designed website of it ' Microsoft Office ' blog, the Syrian Electronic Army gang again compromised it successfully. SEA uploaded the hacked blog screenshots on their twitter account, with a defacement article titled “ Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army ", as shown. Before, they also taunted Microsoft that " changing the CMS will not help you if your employees are hacked and they don't know about that ." The Group kept their promise to continue their attacks
Skype's Official Twitter, Facebook and Blog Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Skype's Official Twitter, Facebook and Blog Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

January 02, 2014Mohit Kumar
Happy 2014.. We are back with first hacking story of the year - SKYPE " Stop Spying " . Yes Skype Got hacked last night by an infamous hacker group called the Syrian Electronic Army , a group that supports Syria’s president and typically they publish pro-Syrian government messages, but its first time they are taking about PRIVACY . Syrian Hackers posted some messages on Skype’s Twitter account i.e. " Stop Spying on People! via Syrian Electronic Army ," Next tweet reads, " Don't use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook), They are monitoring your accounts and selling it to the governments. " Syrian Electronic Army hackers also compromised Skype’s Facebook page and a company blog hosted on Skype’s website. A blog post published on the official Skype blog featured the headline, " Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.. Stop Spying! ", which now has been deleted by Microsoft. Now it appeared that Skype regained the access to their accounts and dele
Al Jazeera SMS service Hacked, Fake messages spread by Hackers

Al Jazeera SMS service Hacked, Fake messages spread by Hackers

September 09, 2012Mohit Kumar
Al-Jazeera says hackers have targeted the Qatar-based TV satellite channel for the second time in a week, sending out false news reports on its mobile sms service. Al Jazeera confirm the hack in a tweet ," We'd like to inform our subscribers that Aljazeera sms sevice is being compromised by pirates and they've sent fake news news with no basis " “ The story claiming that the Prime Minister (Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem) has been the target of an assassination attempt in the royal palace is completely false and was a result of hacking of the service ,” the channel said in breaking news. A pro-Damascus group known as the Syrian Electronic Army quickly claimed responsibility for the Sunday hack on Twitter.  Social networks, including Twitter, quoted Al-Jazeera’s mobile service on Sunday as saying that Sheikh Hamad was targeted in an attack on the palace in Doha and that the wife of the emir, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, was lightly wounded. Hackers posted a pro-Syrian stateme
Al Jazeera News network website hacked by Pro-Assad hackers

Al Jazeera News network website hacked by Pro-Assad hackers

September 04, 2012Mohit Kumar
The official website of one of the biggest Arabic-language news network " Al Jazeera " got hacked just now by Pro-Assad hackers called " Al-Rashedon ". If your miss the deface page, please have a look to mirror of it Here . Deface page designed with Dark color as shown in image and have some message in Arabic language, in English its " In response to your attitude against Syria, ( Syrian people and Government ) and your support to the Terrorist & Armed Groups, and sharing Fake news, your site has been hacked and this is our response to you. ( Al Rashedon hakcker group .)" Hacking group " Al-Rashedon " can be the part of " Syrain Electronic Army ", But yet Syrian Hackers didn't claim anything about this hack on their facebook page or website. The Arabic used (and the language mistakes) indicates that the hackers may be people living abroad and not native Syrians, may be these hackers belongs to Iraq. Name " Rashedon "
Fake Syria News Posted from Hacked Reuters blog and Twitter account

Fake Syria News Posted from Hacked Reuters blog and Twitter account

August 06, 2012Mohit Kumar
On Friday, Reuters blog platform was hacked with false posts and on Saturday, the @ReutersTech account on Twitter was taken over and renamed @TechMe. False tweets were sent before it was taken down. The first attack came Friday after Syrian hackers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad allegedly gained access to Reuters’ blogging platform, which they used to post a fake interview with rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) leader Riad al-Assad. The interview essentially said the general was withdrawing troops after a battle. Presumably, the same hackers are responsible for also compromising a Reuters Twitter account dedicated to technology news, which has about 17,500 followers. Reuters confirmed the breach today in a tweet on its main Twitter account: Earlier today @ReutersTech was hacked and changed to @ReutersME. The account has been suspended and is currently under investigation Several of the updates posted on the hacked Reuters account, which claimed that rebels in the city of Aleppo had
President Assad's hacked emails reveal isolation of Syria's leader

President Assad's hacked emails reveal isolation of Syria's leader

March 16, 2012Mohit Kumar
President Assad 's hacked emails reveal isolation of Syria's leader Asad’s personal email account was hacked by Anonymous hackers few hours ago and The Guardian then acquired over 3,000 documents from hacked email that according to opposition is the personal email of ruling couple Bashar and Asma al-Assad sam@alshahba.com and ak@alshahba.com The newspaper said it got the trove of e-mails from a member of the Syrian opposition whom it does not identify. The documents are said to have been intercepted by members of the Supreme Council of the Revolution between June and early February. According to the Guardian, the e-mails show that Assad regularly received advice from Iran or advisers to Iran about how he should respond to the crisis in his country. He received a memo from his media consultant with advice that was based on " consultations with a good number of people in addition to the media and political adviser for the Iranian ambassador. " The memo advised
DarkComet RAT Remover Released

DarkComet RAT Remover Released

March 06, 2012Mohit Kumar
DarkComet RAT Remover  Released The civil war in Syria rages not only on the ground but also on internet. The opposition has made increasing use of platforms such as Facebook to organize and spread their message. In response the regime have tried to disrupt these activities by defacing websites and spamming Facebook pages. The regime is using the DarkComet RAT (called Backdoor:Win32/Fynloski.A by Microsoft) to spy on their own people.The creator of the DarkComet RAT was disgusted by that behaviour and now has retaliated with a specially created tool to detect and remove his own DarkComet RAT to help the oppressed Syrian people, DarkComet RAT Remover. DarkComet RAT Remover will detect any kind of instance of darkcomet running in memory even if an hacker try to obfuscate the loader to be undetected by common Antivirus softwares, also it detects registry threats and keyloggers logs. Features: [+] Detect DarkComet Even if crypted. [+] Detect DarkComet Even if visualized. [+] Detect
Syrian Malware and Darkcomet RAT : They can't blame the Developers

Syrian Malware and Darkcomet RAT : They can't blame the Developers

February 22, 2012Mohit Kumar
Syrian Malware and Darkcomet RAT : They    can't blame    the Developers Two days before we reported about The Syrian Malware - programs used to target the Syrian opposition.  According to Report, They steal the identities of opposition activists, then impersonate them in online chats, then they gain the trust of other users, pass out Trojan horse viruses and encourage people to open them. Telecomix agents Reverse-engineered that malware and Found that  Darkcomet RAT (Remote Administration Tool) version was 3.3 was Injected in SFX (SelF-eXtracting) archives as 1122333.exe injects this binary program into the Windows process "svchost.exe". Telecomix blame  Jean-Pierre aka  DarkCoderSc (Developer of Darkcomet) for creating this tool by saying " Jean-Pierre, please, next time you thing about writing some "espionnage software" think about life at stakes here and do something useful instead with your talent. " In Response  Jean-Pierre  write on
The Syrian spyware to target the opposition activists

The Syrian spyware to target the opposition activists

February 18, 2012Mohit Kumar
The Syrian spyware to target the opposition activists CNN News reported about malicious programs used to target the Syrian opposition, Its a computer viruses that spy on them and according to report a Syrian opposition group and a former international aid worker whose computer was infected. They steal the identities of opposition activists, then impersonate them in online chats, then they gain the trust of other users, pass out Trojan horse viruses and encourage people to open them. Security Researcher in the Malware Detection Team (MDT) at Norman analyse the packages and found that there are two malicious programs, one which displays message about downloading a free security program, and one which showed no action when executed. He said that Most of the ones we’ve seen come as selfextracting RAR executables that extract a malicious program. The malicious programs have been Visual Basic executables that primarily are downloaders and keyloggers  they download an encrypted update
Syrian president’s e-mail hacked by Saudi hackers

Syrian president’s e-mail hacked by Saudi hackers

February 02, 2012Mohit Kumar
Syrian president ’s e-mail hacked by Saudi hackers According to report received to THN editorial, A hacker based out of Saudi Arabia, identified as Salman Al Anzi, claims to have hacked the private email account of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad. He also hack a number of Syrian ministries, the Al-Arabiya TV Channel. The hacker threatened to reveal Assad's personal correspondence containing scandalous facts if the president doesn't meet his requirements. According to the city Saudi Arabia, the hacker threatened to Bashar al-Assad download scandals and scandals of his aides and Iran's support for him, and copies of e-Bashar by secret ballot, with said hacker to the size of these scandals, 4 GB, gave the hacker the Saudi ultimatum to President Bashar al-Assad for the implementation of conditions, and only carried out what threatened him. The wave of threats from the hacker, Israeli sources said that a Saudi, and announced several thwarted attempts to penetrate the sites
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