The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked Forbes WordPress CMS and has hijacked Twitter accounts belonging to the media agency. Who will be the next one?
The group hacked Forbes because it published many articles against the SEA and more in general against the Syrian Regime, SEA tweeted from the compromised accounts of Social media editor Alex Knapp @TheAlexKnapp and @Samsharf, and @ForbesTech account.
The Syrian Electronic Army attacked Forbes because, ”Many articles against the SEA were posted on Forbes, also their hate for Syria is very clear and flagrant in their articles.”.
No one seems to be able to protect their systems from the Syrian Electronic Army, one after the other, the principal actors of IT landscape have collapsed under the Syrian offensive, including PayPal, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, and many others.
Examining the screenshots posted by the members of the Syrian Electronic Army it is possible to note that hackers violated the administration panel of theWordPress CMS used by Forbes. The access to the administration panel allowed the attackers to edit numerous articles, they modified many posts of popular Forbes authors Travis Bradberry, Matthew Herper, Andy Greenberg, John Dobosz, Steve Forbes.
The posts appeared with the titled “Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army“.
In time I’m writing the website returned normal, a spokesperson from the company has confirmed that the official website was compromised and that it is “working to resolve the issue.”
The group also revealed that it will publish the database as soon as the SEA finds a secure host to upload the database on it.
“Forbes users table(1,071,963 user-email-password) was dumped successfully, Anyone want to buy it? pic.twitter.com/QniuVosvcM“
Who is the next?