The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has targeted the Washington Post, with readers on certain stories being directed to the group’s site.
The Post published an editor’s note, which read:“The Washington Post Web site was hacked today, with readers on certain stories being redirected to the site of the Syrian Electronic Army. The group is a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“The Post is working to resolve the issue.”
Speculation was rife yesterday that the New York Times blackout, which lasted several hours, was due to a cyber attack. However the Times stated that a systems upgrade caused the website, mobile apps and internal email system to shut down.