Major US Media Succumb to Unsophisticated Syrian Hack Attacks

by Blogburger on August 18, 2013

The Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday claimed credit for hack attacks that took control of portions of a handful of major U.S. news sites via an article-recommendation service they all use. SEA reportedly gained control of them by entering an administration portal for Outbrain and inserting links in some of the recommended articles at the bottom of the Web page, thereby redirecting readers to its own site. “@TIME, @CNN, @Washingtonpost websites hacked in one strike by hacking @outbrain,” the group wrote in a tweet.

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