It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Financial Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army Financial Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Financial Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
Thread Tools
Old 21st May 2013, 07:18   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 120,667
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Financial Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army, which is basically the cyber branch of Assad in Syria, has managed to hack the Financial Times.

Pro-Assad hackers have targeted numerous news sites in the past, including parody news site The Onion, with mixed success. On Friday they managed to hack FTís Twitter account and Tech Blog. We are not sure about the latter, but it might indicate that Assadís followers arenít huge Apple fans, unlike their leader.

The FT said the accounts were seized after a phishing attack targeting company emails. The Syrian Electronic Army used the exact same approach after it hacked The Onion. It also hit the Associated Press, the Beeb, Al Jazeera and The Guardian, reports Ars Technica.

The success of the FT and Onion attacks seems to indicate that even big outfits arenít very good when it comes to phishing attacks, which are one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
German Army gears up for cyber war Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 13th May 2013 07:52
Al Jazeera hit by Syrian hackers Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 6th September 2012 07:56
What the U.S. Army Wants in a Shooter Game Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 1st August 2012 11:36
NASA Was Hacked 13 Times Last Year Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 5th March 2012 07:50
Pentagon hacked, Chinese Army suspected jmke WebNews 0 4th September 2007 09:09
America's Army Tweak Guide Sidney WebNews 0 12th February 2006 00:48
US Army Humvee Casemod jmke WebNews 0 22nd March 2005 13:52
Swiss Army USB Knife Sidney WebNews 0 1st September 2004 01:34

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:36.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO