Washington Post article recommendations hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Washington Post article recommendations hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Online vandals calling themselves the ” Syrian Electronic Army ” have struck again. This morning, they hijacked an article recommendations service used by major US news websites, including  The Washington Post , CNN and Time . A box on the The Washington Post’s website that usually displays recommended articles from around the web instead showed text reading “Hacked by SEA.” The news outlet  published an editor’s note confirming the website hijacking, and adding that it came after an employee’s Twitter account was also hijacked and used to send out Syrian Electronic Army tweets. In another article, The Washington Post said its engineers had linked the attack to Outbrain, the third-party company responsible for the recommendations boxes.

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