The Syrian Electronic Army, which usually attacks publications, redirected the Marines.com website to its own with a letter for those in the military.
The world supposedly learned the names of two Syrian Electronic Army hackers today, but the organization responsible for attacks on The New York Times, CBS, and other organizations denies the report’s accuracy.
The NY Times could have protected itself by having what is called a “registry lock” in place, which prevents domain transfers or changes to the DNS details. In fact, having that lock in place is likely the only thing that prevented Twitter.com from suffering the same fate as the NY Times.
The New York Times went dark today, the second time this month the publication was unavailable for a significant amount of time.
Outbrain announced today that an employee fell for a phishing attack, giving a group of pro-Syrian regime hackers access to its systems.
A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers attacked the Washington Post this morning, redirecting posts to the group’s website.
Yet another media company’s Twitter account has fallen victim to hackers. This time, the Syrian Electronic Army took over the Thomson Reuters account for about an hour.
Twitter sent out a letter to publications today warning them that more attacks will come in the future and to start preparing now.
While two-factor authentication is a great extra barrier between hackers and you, it wouldn’t have stopped the phishing attack that led to the hack on the AP’s Twitter account.
Not a week after the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into NPR, the group reportedly strikes again, taking over the 60 Minutes Twitter account.
A group of pro-Syria hackers accessed NPR’s systems after the publication won a Peabody Award for its reporting on the country.
Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera‘s website was hacked today by a Syrian hacktivist group in support of the government’s actions in the country.