Latest Syrian Electronic Army Stories

SEA Hacks Microsoft Office Blog
2014-01-21 13:35:39

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has taken responsibility for hacking the Microsoft Office Blog only hours after the release of a redesign of the blog. Messages on the blog were changed and taunting tweets from the Syrian Electronic Army were sent out, PCWorld reports. The group posted an article on the blog titled "Hacked by the Syrian Electornic Army," though the article has been removed, it remains visible in Google's cache. The...

Syrian Electronic Army Takes Command Of Microsoft Accounts
2014-01-13 13:34:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft’s Twitter accounts were the targets of the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) over the weekend, 10 days after the group took over Skype’s social media accounts. The hacking group posted pro-Syria messages and criticized Microsoft after hijacking the company’s Twitter accounts. Microsoft shut down the accounts for “maintenance” after discovering that they had been compromised. The Syria hacking collective posted...

2014-01-04 23:02:36

fishbat, an award-winning Long Island advertising firm, responds to a recent report from Chicago Tribune on the recent Snapchat and Skype hacks. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 fishbat, an award-winning Long Island advertising firm, discusses the recent cyber attacks on Snapchat and Skype and and stresses the importance of tighter security measures throughout the social media sphere. According to a January 2nd article from Chicago Tribune titled “Skype, Snapchat Hacked,” social...

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Skype's Social Media Feeds, Posts Content
2014-01-02 06:53:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The blog and social media accounts of Microsoft-owned voice-over-IP (VOIP) service Skype were hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Wednesday, various media outlets have reported. The SEA, which is an organization that supports Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and has previously hacked the websites of CNN and the New York Times, apparently posted messages critical of Microsoft for sharing user data...

SEA Hacks New York Times
2013-08-28 08:25:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is taking credit for an attack against the websites of Huffington Post, Twitter and the New York Times. The group of activist hackers supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has taken to attacking western news media outlets that do not show the same support. The SEA says it took control of these three websites with a DNS attack, but only the New York Times reported experiencing prolonged...

2013-08-19 23:22:13

In a news story that broke late last week, the Syrian Electronic Army apparently flexed some cyber-muscle by redirecting The Washington Post’s Web traffic to an alternate site to make a political point. Joe Caruso, CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, talks about just how damaging an attack like this could be for an organization if leveraged for a different endgame, and some of the essential cyber security basics that can help defend against many of these types of attacks. New York, NY...

CNN And Time Websites Also Attacked By Syrian Electronic Army
2013-08-15 18:45:18

Peter Suciu For redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online On Thursday, the website belonging to the Washington Post newspaper was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group that reportedly supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “A few days ago, The Syrian Electronic Army, allegedly, subjected Post newsroom employees to a sophisticated phishing attack to gain password information,” said Washington Post Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz in a statement posted on the...

SEA Hacks Washington Post
2013-08-15 13:41:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While a special section of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been in the spotlight in the past year for hacking activities including cyber attacks on various media companies, this week it was the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) that went on the offensive against the fourth estate. The Washington Post announced on Thursday that it had been attacked by a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad....

Syrian Electronic Army Reemerges, Hacks Thomson Reuters' Twitter Feed
2013-07-30 10:41:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has struck again, this time taking control of financial information firm Thomson Reuters' Twitter feed. The group hacked into the account yesterday afternoon and began Tweeting political cartoons that showed their support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. The SEA later confirmed they were responsible for the attack and the @ThomsonReuters account was suspended shortly thereafter. The financial...

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