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Forbes Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army; Website and Twitter accounts Compromised

Forbes Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army; Website and Twitter accounts Compromised

February 14, 2014Wang Wei
Forbes  is the latest victim in a long line of high-profile attacks by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) , sending a reminder to the international community that cyber warfare is alive and well. The pro-Assad group also took responsibility for hacking multiple Forbes websites and hijacked three Twitter accounts related to the website. According to the screenshots published by the team, it appears the hackers gained the access to the Wordpress administration panel of Forbes website and  edited several articles posted earlier on Forbes by authors Travis Bradberry, Matthew Herper, Andy Greenberg, John Dobosz, Steve Forbes  and titled then as " Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army ". Hackers tweeted, " Syrian Electronic Army was here " from the compromised Twitter accounts, including accounts of Social media editor Alex Knapp @TheAlexKnapp and Personal finance report Samantha Sharf  @Samsharf , and @ForbesTech account. The  Syrian Electronic Army  attack
CNN's Twitter, Facebook and website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

CNN's Twitter, Facebook and website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

January 24, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A well-known pro-Syrian hacker group known as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) , aligned with President Bashar al- Assad, who successfully attacked The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Twitter, BBC, National Public Radio, Al-Jazeera, Microsoft, Xbox, Skype and responsible for cyber-attacks against various other U.S media companies in the past. Last evening, the Group claimed the responsibility for hacking another big media outlet “ CNN ”, compromised their Twitter, Facebook account and the website. CNN’s twitter profile with 11.6 million followers saw a number of fake tweets from hackers, including allegations that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is behind the Al-Qaida network. Hackers Tweeted, " Tonight, the #SEA decided to retaliate against #CNN's viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in #Syria. "   Following fake tweets were posted: “ Syrian Electronic Army Was Here … Stop lying … All your reports are fake! ”  " Obama Bin Laden
Daily Dot News portal hacked by Syrian Electronic Army with phishing attack

Daily Dot News portal hacked by Syrian Electronic Army with phishing attack

July 23, 2013Mohit Kumar
Pro-Assad hacker group the Syrian Electronic Army claims to have breached the online news portal " Daily Dot " and deleted an article with a caricature of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. SEA hackers gave an advance warning to Daily Dot editorial team via twitter , said " Dear @dailydot, please remove the attached picture in this article: http://www.dailydot.com/news/syrian-electronic-army-tango-me/ … or we will do something you will not like it. " But Daily Dot refused to comply, and hackers broke into the Gmail account of one of its staff, then into the site’s administration panel and removed the article in question altogether, as challenged ! The attackers have published several pictures, including ones of emails sent out to Daily Dot staff about the Syrian Electronic Army’s threat. Staff have been warned that the hackers use phishing emails to trick them into handing over their account credentials. “ The stupid @dailydot administra
Syrian Electronic Army Hijack Sky News's Twitter & Facebook Accounts

Syrian Electronic Army Hijack Sky News's Twitter & Facebook Accounts

February 07, 2013Mohit Kumar
Syrian Electronic Army strike again! This time hacking group hijack Twitter accounts and a Facebook page of Sky News Arabia and also hack their Emails. The accounts affected were the channel’s main twitter handle @skynewsarabia and the @skynewsarabia account used for cultural and entertainment news, as well as the Facebook page facebook/skynewsarabia . Sky News regained control of the hacked accounts some how later. During an Interview with hackers at Syrian Electronic Army, hackers said that they first target Sky News's Email panel which is using Outlook Web App. Below is the screenshot of hacked inbox: Then it was too easy for hackers to reset the password of Twitter accounts and Facebook pages attached to that mail using Password forget option. Hackers said, they attack because of the bias that the foreign media has against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and their support for the rebels in the Syrian conflict.
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