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Syrian Electronic Army hijacks Israel Defense Forces Twitter account

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:10am 7/4/2014 at 10:10am

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit Thursday for hijacking the Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces then posting false information from the account.

The incident spurred a flurry of confusion and concern after one of the tweets, posted from the hijacked @IDFSpokesperson account, falsely claimed that a rocket attack on a...

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:00am 2/16/2014 at 11:00am

Business news outlet Forbes confirmed late Friday afternoon that it had been the target of a digital attack, one that appears to have been conducted by the Syrian Electronic Army.

The hackers reportedly gained access to the outlet’s publishing platform administration panel and defaced several pages on the Forbes website,...

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CNN social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2014 at 10:01am 1/24/2014 at 10:01am

Just before 6:00pm ET on Thursday, the Twitter account of CNN appeared to have been hijacked by the Syrian Electronic Army when the news outlet began posting tweets that read, “Long live #Syria via @Official_SEA16 #SEA” and “Syrian Electronic Army was here… Stop lying… all your reports are fake! via...

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Vice.com

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 4:00pm 11/9/2013 at 4:00pm

(Above image was the message earlier displayed by SEA)

The Syrian Electronic Army claims it hacked the website of Vice.com in retaliation for an article published in August, in which the identity of one of SEA’s leaders was alleged.

From Softpedia:

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked Vice.com and deleted the article titled “Is...

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Syrian Electronic Army hits Obama group, disrupts social media links

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6:27pm 10/28/2013 at 6:27pm

The account for a link shortening service connected to the Obama support organization Organizing for Action (OfA) was reportedly compromised today.  Shortened links in President Obama’s Facebook and Twitter postings were in turn briefly redirecting readers to a video with pro-Syrian regime propaganda.  The pro-Assad hacking group Syrian Electronic Army claimed...

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Qatar websites restored after Syrian Electronic Army attack

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 10:31am 10/20/2013 at 10:31am

Several websites with the Qatar (.qa) domain extension have been restored to normal after being disrupted by the Syrian Electronic Army this weekend. The hackers targeted the Qatar Domains Registry and altered DNS records for several high profile domains, according to Softpedia, then defacing pages with postings of pro-Assad propaganda.

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks GlobalPost website and Twitter account

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:17pm 9/30/2013 at 6:17pm

The Syrian Electronic Army breached the Twitter account of GlobalPost on Monday and claims to have hacked the outlet’s website, in retaliation for an article the outlet published about the group earlier this month.

Posting from GlobalPost’s Twitter account, the pro-Assad hacking group tweeted, “Think twice before you publish untrusted informations[sic] about...

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Syrian Electronic Army hits FOX TV networks through compromised Hootsuite account

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 6:55pm 9/10/2013 at 6:55pm

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for another attack on media outlets, this time through a Hootsuite account associated with at least two international FOX television networks.

The incident was first reported by Matthew Keys’ The Desk:

The Syrian Electronic Army compromised a Hootsuite account used to post content to several international...

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FBI issues advisory for potential Syrian Electronic Army attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:07pm 9/6/2013 at 2:07pm

The Syrian Electronic Army seems poised to stir up trouble as the world continues to debate over what to do about Syria.

The pro-Assad group of hackers posted this cryptic tweet earlier today.

The group warned last...

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Syrian Electronic Army Defaces US Marines Recruitment Website

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 2, 2013 at 11:56am 9/2/2013 at 11:56am

The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming credit for defacing the recruitment website of the US Marines.

Marines.com, which is operated separately from...

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Syrian Electronic Army says it may retaliate if US strikes Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:35pm 8/29/2013 at 5:35pm

The Syrian Electronic Army, which has been grabbing headlines in recent days after its attack that disrupted the NY Times and Twitter, says it may retaliate using “methods of causing harm” for the US economy if the US strikes Syria.

From ABC News:

“When we hacked media we do not destroy the site...

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NY Times website down again

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10:55am 8/28/2013 at 10:55am

Yesterday we reported that the NY Times was subjected to an attack from the Syrian Electronic Army as part of a broader attack on Western media, Syrian Electronic Army: “Media is going down”.

It’s apparently happening again today.

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Syrian Electronic Army: “Media is going down”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:24pm 8/27/2013 at 6:24pm

The NY Times experienced an outage today for the second time in two weeks.  On August 14th, the issue was said to have been an internal issue.  But today, the issue was characterized as something more malicious.  And that may not be the only target, as it appears the Syrian Electronic...

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Syrian Electronic Army hack on Outbrain disrupts WaPo, other news outlets

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 3:30pm 8/15/2013 at 3:30pm

The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming credit today for hacking content recommendation service Outbrain, which appears to have affected several media outlets that include TIME, CNN and the Washington Post.

Outbrain has confirmed...

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Syrian Electronic Army Hijacks Thomson Reuters Twitter Account

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8:00am 7/30/2013 at 8:00am

In its latest attack on news outlets, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Twitter account of Thomson Reuters news agency.

It started with this tweet late Monday afternoon, which I re-tweeted shortly thereafter in case it disappeared (and it has).

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Syrian Electronic Army Strikes Again: ‘The Daily Dot’ and Viber Hacked

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:30am 7/24/2013 at 9:30am

The pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army hit two more targets Tuesday, after claiming it had hacked the website and database of Viber, an Israeli-based VOIP phone service/messaging application, and the popular internet news site The Daily Dot.

SEA tweeted a warning for Viber users to delete the app, directing readers to the Viber...

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“Newsjacking” With a Dark Twist: When Hoaxes Infiltrate the News Cycle

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 8:15am 7/10/2013 at 8:15am

There is a term known as “newsjacking,” and it refers to the takeover of a news story or narrative and using it for other purposes.  See the example in that link about when Oreo took over the power outage during the Super Bowl 2013, and you’ll understand exactly why such a...

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