Thursday, November 27, 2014

CBC News website hacked as part of attack on international media, reportedly by Electronic Syrian Army

The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming responsibility for the hacking of multiple news websites, including CBC News. was affected Thursday by the hacking. the network's website reports.
Some users trying to access the CBC website reported seeing a pop-up message reading: "You've been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)."
It appears the hack targeted a network used by many news organizations and businesses.
A tweet from an account appearing to belong to the Syrian Electronic Army suggested the attacks were meant to coincide with the U.S. Thanksgiving on Thursday.
The group claimed to have used the domain, a company that offers businesses a customer identity management platform, to hack into other sites via GoDaddy, its domain registrar. Gigya is "trusted by more than 700 leading brands," according to its website.
The hacker or hackers redirected sites to the Syrian Electronic Army image that users saw.

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