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US Army website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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A US Army website has reportedly been hacked by activists claiming to support the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Access to the official webpage of the US forces was temporarily denied and pop ups appeared exhorting the US Government to refrain from training Syrian rebel militia. Responsibility has been… Read more »

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Washington Post mobile site hacked by pro-Syrian group

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Hackers sympathetic to the Syrian government have hacked into the mobile site for the Washington Post newspaper. It is unclear as to the precise identity of the perpetrators although they are known collectively as Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Electronic Army. Media organisations have been a popular target for this group, which… Read more »

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Microsoft fall victim to another hack attack

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A Microsoft blog has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army shortly after two of its Twitter accounts and another blog were attacked by the same hacking group. The Microsoft Office blog had just been redesigned before it was targeted by the hackers who posted a screenshot of their work… Read more »

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NYTimes.com goes offline following cyber attack

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The New York Times has said that it has suffered a “malicious external attack” sending its website down for the second time in just a few weeks. The previous incident, which took place on August 14th, was caused by a technical problem. The BBC reports that investigators believe the attack… Read more »

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Reuters Twitter account hacked by pro-Syrian government group

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Reuters has seen one of its Twitter accounts compromised just 48 hours after it discovered that Syrian cybercriminals had allegedly hacked its blogging platform. The culprits, presumably the same group in both instances, are President Bashar al-Assad loyalists and have been using Reuters’ credibility to get anti-rebel messages out. According… Read more »

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