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News sites including The Independent and The Telegraph targeted by hackers

Hacker group the Syrian Electronic Army has reportedly hacked a number of news websites including The Independent, Forbes, The Telegraph, CNBC and The Chicago Tribune.

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Some users attempting to access the sites get a notification which states: “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).” The message seemed to hit Apple users and there were some problems on Google Chrome on PCs.

Screenshots posted on Twitter of the same message claimed other organisations had been targeted by SEA such as Forbes, The Telegraph and The Chicago Tribune.

Although the CNBC website states it was not able to independently verify the authenticity of the SEA’s website or screenshots posted on Twitter.

It is still unclear about the nature of the attack, but SEA is said to be a group of hackers that support the Assad regime in Syria.

It has been suggested the attack could have reached users via an ad network used on the sites.


Photo © Ian Sane (CC BY 2.0). Cropped.

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