The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked Vice.com and deleted the article titled “Is This the Leader of the Syrian Electronic Army?” They’ve also altered the website so that visitors of vice.com/en_us would be redirected to sea.sy, the hacktivists’ website.
“Your website was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. This time we just deleted the article that you claimed in it that you exposed “Th3Pro” identity. But you didn’t. You published names of innocent people instead,” the hackers wrote in an article published on Vice.com.
The hackers threatened Vice in late August 2013. They claim to have gained access to Vice’s systems two days after the article about the identities of alleged members had been published. However, they say they’ve postponed the attack until now because at the time, Vice was aware of the fact that they might be targeted.
So how did they gain access to Vice.com? According to the hacktivists, they’ve breached a number of email accounts, including one belonging to the website’s developer. That’s how they’ve managed to take control of the site’s CMS
Less than two hours after the Syrian Electronic Army announced the attack, Vice restored its website and deleted the article posted by the hackers. The article about the identities of SEA members also appears to have been restored.
The SEA has told E Hacking News that they’ve also breached Vice’s MailChimp account and sent out an email to 33,000 of the site’s subscribers.
US President Barack Obama’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were hacked and used to promote a video, which depicts the atrocities committed in Syria by the rebels, the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group said.
“All the links that Barack Obama’s account tweeted and posted on Facebook were redirected to a video showing the truth about Syria,” a SEA spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable website.
The altered links on the US president’s accounts led to a graphically violent 24-minute YouTube video, entitled ‘Syria facing terrorism’.
“Obama doesn’t have any ethical issues with spying on the world, so we took it upon ourselves to return the favor,” the SEA wrote on Twitter.
According to Mashable, the Syrian hackers didn’t actually compromise Obama’s social media accounts, but changed the links in the posts by tampering with the URL shortener service for BarackObama.com.
The group appears to have hacked the electronic address one of the administrators of the website, which Obama used in his presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012, to gain access to its control panel.
The links on Obama’s Twitter and Facebook pages have been currently fixed.
White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, refused to comment on the issue during his media-conference on Monday.
The initial attack on BarackObama.com took place on Sunday as it began redirecting the users to the SEA’s page.
The Syrian Electronic Army is a hacking group, supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, which became famous in recent month after defacing the websites and Twitter accounts of many prominent media outlets, like AP, AFP, BBC, New York Times and others.
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The Syrian Electronic Army hacked today into Outbrain service and take control of admin panel. The security breach affects CNN, Washington Post, Time and more high profile websites.
Outbrain is a content recommendation service whose widget offers to help internet publishers increase web traffic at their websites. It does so by presenting them with links to articles and other content.
The admin panel of Outbrain is hosted in the local server. However, the SEA hackers managed to login into the panel with the help of VPN and access panel.
The Syrian Electronic Army hacked today New York Post Facebook page
and the newspaper editors Twitter accounts
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