Threat Management

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes


The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has hacked Forbes, gaining access to their WordPress admin to steal login credentials, as well as posting fake stories on its website.

In addition to posting screenshots of the website's backend on Twitter, the pro-Assad hacktivist collective also announced that it had gained access to more than one million user emails and passwords and intends to publish them online once they find a secure host to upload the information.

According to a report by IBTimes, a spokesperson for SEA said that the hack was performed because the group believes Forbes' “hate for Syria is very clear and flagrant in their articles.”

In addition to the website, Twitter accounts belonging to Forbes bloggers were also hijacked.

Other well-known media entities like CNN, NPR, and have been hacked by the group.

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