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You weren't hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, but six news sites were

You weren't hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, but six news sites were
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The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is at it again.

The hacker group started with the The New York Times, Reuters, and now add six more international news sites to the list: The Telegraph, The Independent, Forbes, Time Out, PC World and The Evening Standard. The SEA is a partially government-supported cybermilitary organization responsible for some high-profile attacks against a wide-variety of targets including ISIS and Israel.

If you visited one of these international news websites over the weekend, you may have been greeted with a pop-up reading "You've been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)."

sea_hack_independentPhoto courtesy of The Register.

I know a lot of people were freaked out. But don't worry: you weren't hacked. It was the sites that were hacked into and the outlets have confirmed that no personal data was taken.

How prepared are you for a cyberattack? Click here to learn how to plan for a cyberattack.

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Source: The Register
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