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Syrian Electronic Army goes after the Financial Times in latest hacking attack

Leaves its mark on Twitter
Fri May 17 2013, 14:52
Cyber crime

THE SYRIAN ELECTRONIC ARMY (SEA) has gone after the Financial Times (FT) in its latest hacking attack, taking over the newspaper's website and Twitter feeds.

The SEA has been on a hacking spree of late, having recently taken over Twitter accounts belonging to the Associated Press, the BBC and the Guardian.

Today, the activist group set its sights firmly on the FT, hacking the company's website and Twitter account at around 1pm BST.

The FT blogs webpage was plastered with the message, "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army", and the FT Markets Twitter account tweeted the message, "The Syrian Electronic Army was here". Unfortunately, there is still no sign of Colin.

Unsurprisingly, the tweet has since been deleted. The Financial Times has since confirmed that it was the victim of a hacking attack, and said it is working to fix the issue. 

The SEA became famous recently for its attack on the Associated Press, with the group tweeting that US President Obama had been injured in a White House explosion.

The group's motives are still not entirely clear, although a message on the SEA website said that it is "supporting the cause of the Syrian Arab people by armaments with science and knowledge against the campaigns led by the Arab media and Western on our Republic by broadcasting fabricated news about what is happening in Syria". µ


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