Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes website

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Forbes website
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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Forbes Website. The notorious pro-Assad hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army has reportedly published a database that it says contains login credentials for 1 million users of business publication Forbes.com.

WASHINGTON: The notorious pro-Assad hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army has reportedly published a database that it says contains login credentials for 1 million users of business publication Forbes.com.

While Forbes confirmed the attack saying that user's email address may have been exposed, it did not reveal as to how many credentials had been compromised.

Forbes said that the passwords were encrypted, but encouraged Forbes readers and contributors to change their passwords on its system as a precaution, while encouraging them to change them on other websites if they used the same password elsewhere, the Verge reported.

The hackers claimed on Twitter that they were able to gain access to the data with the help of a Forbes social media manager.

The SEA also altered three stories on the website after gaining access to Forbes' publishing system and posted "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army" on the site.

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