Forbes Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army?today announced that it had breached Forbes‘ Web site and three Twitter accounts, and had stolen a database containing more than 1 million user’s user names, e-mail addresses and passwords (h/t Softpedia).

Earlier today, the hackers published a screenshot of the site’s WordPress admin panel, along with the statement, “ hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army #SEA.”

Later, the hackers tweeted, “#Forbes users table (1,071,963 user-email-password) was dumped successfully, Anyone want to buy it?” — though soon after, they added, “No, We are going to publish it for free really.”

Softpedia reports that the hackers added several articles entitled “Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army” to the magazine’s Web site, and hijacked the @ForbesTech, @SamSharf and @TheAlexKnapp Twitter accounts.

The hackers told Softpedia that the attack was launched because Forbes had “posted many articles against the SEA, with much hate for Syria.”

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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