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Syrian Hackers Hit WaPo Website

August 15, 2013

The Washington Post's website was hacked Thursday with readers of some stories sent instead to the site for a hacker group, the newspaper said.

The stories redirected to the Syrian Electronic Army, the newspaper said. The group that supports President Bashar al-Assad has previously hacked into the sites and Twitter accounts of other media outlets, including the BBC, the Associated Press and the Financial Times.

The Post said it was working to resolve the issue.

The hacker group said on its Twitter account that it had hacked into a service used by the Post and other news sites to recommend content. It claimed that Time magazine and CNN were also affected, but those news outlets did not mention a possible attack.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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