Forbes website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed it hacked the website, posting an image of what appears to be a WordPress administrator panel for multiple Forbes websites, reports David Gilbert of the International Business Times.

Gilbert writes, “While now appears to be back to normal, screenshots grabbed by Softpeida show the hackers defaced a number of pages on the site, posting a story which claimed to be written by the website’s cybersecurity correspondent Andy Greenberg under the headline: ‘Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.’

“As well as defacing the website, they have hijacked three Twitter accounts related to the website. Along with the @ForbesTech account, the hackers have also successfully gained control of the account belonging to social media editor Alex Knapp (@TheAlexKnapp) and personal finance reporter Samantha Sharf (@Samsharf).

“The Forbes Tech account and that of Alex Knapp have been reset, but a message stating ‘Syrian Electronic Army Was Here’ remains on Sharf’s account.”

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