Washington Post latest news site to get hacked by Syrian group


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The Washington Post website falls to hackers from a Syrian group that supports the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. On Thursday, the publication says readers of its online news stories were redirected to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army. The group claims responsibility for web attacks on other media targets like the Twitter feeds of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera English and the BBC. The Washington Post says the hacking incident comes after a phishing attack. The Syrian group says it gained access to a part of the paper’s website by hacking one of its business partners, Outbrain. The Post says it has “taken defensive measures,” which include removing the module affected by the hacking.

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