Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post’s mobile site

Screen grab of SEA claiming Washington Post’s mobile site hack on Twitter.

The mobile site of the Washington Post was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Thursday afternoon.

Users visiting the site were met with a pop-up message box that read: “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.” When the user clicked “OK,” one of the messages read: “US govt is training the terrorists to kill more Syrians,” before being directed to a blank page with the words: “Hacked by SEA.”

Washington Post chief information officer Shailesh Prakash confirmed the hack, which did not include its website or social media accounts, in a statement:“The Washington Post’s mobile homepage and some section fronts on the mobile site were redirected to a site that claimed to be run by the Syrian Electronic Army. The situation has been resolved and no customer information was impacted.”

SEA, comprised of hackers who are pro-Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, targeted the Washington Post in its latest cyber attack.

It has claimed to hack sites and social media accounts associated with, CNN and The New York Times among others.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45