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Syrian Electronic Army

Armchair cyber-army vandalizes Uncle Sam's website

The elusive hacking group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has claimed it is behind the defacement of US military websites on Monday. Among the messages injected into the US Army homepage was one stating, "Your commanders admit they are training the people they have sent you to die fighting." True to form, the …
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Hacked Israel Defence Force Twitter account spruiks nuke leak fears

Hacker outfit the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hours ago cracked Israel's Defence Force (IDF) Twitter account where it posted a fake warning of a possible nuclear leak due to rocket strikes. The group posted under the IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) account of a "possible nuclear leak in the region after two rockets hit [the] Dimona …
Darren Pauli, 4 Jul 2014

Hacktivists dish out DNS hijack to PayPal, eBay

Surfers visiting the eBay and PayPal UK websites were redirected to defacement pages instead following a DNS hack for which the Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility. The hijacking of surfers instigated by the pro-Assad hacktivists only persisted for a short period over the weekend before normality was restored. …
John Leyden, 3 Feb 2014

Microsoft confirms: Staff inboxes hijacked amid 'Syrian army' cyber-blitz

Microsoft has finally admitted that an attack on two of its Twitter accounts and an official blog by a pro-Assad hacking group last weekend also compromised internal emails. The Syrian Electronic Army posted to its Twitter feed several screenshots of emails purportedly belonging to Microsoft employees including Steve Clayton, …
Phil Muncaster, 16 Jan 2014
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HACKLASH! Syrian Electronic Army's website hacked by angry rivals

The notorious hacktivists of the Syrian Electronic Army have received an unwelcome dose of their own medicine, after their official website was defaced by a Turkish hacking crew. TurkGuvenligi compromised the Syrian Electronic Army’s official website after the pro-Assad group’s hosting firm was breached. It's unclear …
John Leyden, 15 Jan 2014
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Syrian Electronic Army hacks US Marines, asks 'bros' to fight on its side

A US marines recruitment website,, was hacked and defaced by hacktivists from the infamous Syrian Electronic Army over the weekend. The attack was used to post a propaganda message (full text here) claiming that the Syrian Army have been fighting Al Qaeda insurgents for three years and describing Obama as a " …
John Leyden, 3 Sep 2013
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'Anonymous' to Reg hack: We know SEA leaders' names

Following the Syrian Electronic Army's (SEA's) attack on a Melbourne IT reseller which resulted in the temporary compromise of domain name records for targets as diverse as The New York Times and Twitter, a group claiming association with Anonymous now says it has compromised SEA databases and servers. As first reported here ( …

Oh, those crazy Syrian hackers: Now Wash Post, CNN, Time vandalised

Syrian hacktivists claim they are the vandals responsible for scribbling over the websites of CNN, Time mag and The Washington Post yesterday. But these latest boasts by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) are somewhat misleading, according to computer security experts who say that the hacking crew actually ransacked Outbrain - a …
John Leyden, 16 Aug 2013
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Bad Vibes, man: Babble app chaps unwrapped in phish trap hack flap

Hacker gang the Syrian Electronic Army broke into the systems of Viber, the popular mobile chat service, and dumped its user account records online. The miscreants, loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, say they were able to infiltrate Viber’s support website, which allowed them to extract punters' private data. The site …
John Leyden, 24 Jul 2013
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Tango down! Chat app millions ransacked by pro-Assad hacktivists

Hacktivists loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad claim to have extracted 1.5TB of sensitive data from chat app Tango. The Syrian Electronic Army, best known for hacking into the official Twitter feeds of the Associated Press and The Guardian, boasted it swiped the mobile numbers and contact details of millions of users …
John Leyden, 23 Jul 2013
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Pacific nation prepares to flee rising seas

The Pacific nation of Kiribati has initiated a long-term plan to up sticks to Fiji, as rising sea levels threaten to swallow its homeland. Kiribati comprises 32 coral atolls in four island groups spread across 1,351,000 square miles (3,499,000km2) of ocean. The total land area is 313 square miles (811km2), with the highest …
Lester Haines, 7 Mar 2012
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Brit D-cell torpedo in icepack-bottom probe

A British robot submarine has penetrated under the Western Antarctic ice shelves to a distance of 60km, plunging to depths greater than 1000m. The "Autosub", built by boffins in Southampton, was powered by tens of thousands of ordinary D-cell batteries during its forays beneath the ice. Autosub comes from the UK's National …
Lewis Page, 18 Mar 2009
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Euro ion-rocket sat launch success

The European space agency's dart-shaped GOCE satellite, designed to skim through the extreme upper atmosphere using ion drives to compensate for air drag, has launched successfully from Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. Artist's impression of the GOCE spacecraft in orbit GOCE had been scheduled for launch yesterday, …
Lewis Page, 17 Mar 2009
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Upper-atmos ion drive dart sat launch delayed

Updated A new European satellite which will fly aerodynamically through the extreme upper reaches of the atmosphere, using ion rocket propulsion to maintain orbital speed, has been held up on the launch pad with just seconds left on the countdown. Artist's impression of the GOCE spacecraft in orbit The ion ship, buffeted by upper- …
Lewis Page, 16 Mar 2009
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US Navy settles sonar lawsuit

The US Navy has settled a whale-saving lawsuit filed by environmentalists challenging the use of military sonar for testing and training exercises around the world, with both parties proclaiming victory. Five environmental groups, headed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), said they reached the deal because the …
Austin Modine, 29 Dec 2008
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Egypt offline for weekend after Med seabed cables cut

Internet and phone communications remain troublesome across much of the Middle East today, following a multiple undersea cable break in the Mediterranean on Friday. AP reports that the SEA-ME-WE4 and SEA-ME-WE3 cables were both broken between Sicily and Tunisia, and that a repair ship operated by France Telecom Marine is now …
Lewis Page, 22 Dec 2008
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Attack of the quarter-ton, 'fridge-sized' killer jellyfish

The US government has warned that enormous swarms of killer jellyfish - some the size of fridges and weighing up to a quarter of a ton - are ravaging the world's oceans. Particularly aggressive specimens are said to be capable of causing serious damage to ships, and have even managed to knacker nuclear power plants. News of …
Lewis Page, 15 Dec 2008
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Follow the Somali pirate scourge via Google mashup

The world's media continues to follow the long-running piracy problems in the Gulf of Aden, with interest stimulated by last week's fatal shootings by Royal Marines off the Yemeni coast and the reported sinking of a buccaneer "mothership" by the Indian Navy yesterday evening. Meanwhile, other seaborne raiders in the region …
Lewis Page, 19 Nov 2008

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