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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Washington Post’s mobile site

Washington Post chief information officer Shailesh Prakash confirmed the hack

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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 IBTimes.com, CNN and The New York Times among others.