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Published on February 15th, 2014 📆 | 3970 Views ⚑

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes website and twitter accounts

Forbes, american business magazine, is appeared to be the latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army.  The group has managed to post articles entitled “hacked by syrian electronic army”.

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The group is experts in phishing attack -targeting employees of the organization with a fake emails.  We believe hackers used the same method for compromising Forbes’ employees also.It appears they have gained admin access to the wordpress panel that allowed them to post stories.

The group appears to have compromised one twitter account of forbes (@forbestech) and two twitter accounts(@thealexknapp, @samsharf) belong to their employees.  At the time of writing, Samantha sharf account still shows the hackers tweet.

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The hackers said the reason for hacking forbes is because the publication posted  many articles against syrian electronic army, with muchnhate for syria.

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