Syrian Electronic Army, known as pro Bashar Ul Assad group has been labeled as a terrorist organization by U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and now listed on their website in most wanted list.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has officially placed the SEA on an advisory list following a series of cyber attacks on government and media giants. The FBI calls the SEA a “pro-regime hacker group” that emerged during Syrian anti-government protests in 2011.
According to the advisory:
- The SEA has recently compromised high profile media Web sites through a new tactic of hacking third party networks – including a Domain Name System (DNS) registrar and a content recommendation website.
- (U) In April 2013, the SEA compromised the Twitter feed of the Associated Press, posting a false story that President Obama was injured, causing in a brief drop in the stock market.
Syrian Electronic Army responded to the advisory in an email to me, according to which:
If publishing the truth about Syria become a crime.. then we have serious problem! Anyway, We don’t care about the FBI memo and we will keep going.
The advisory contains basic information and background on SEA, its skills and threats that may create problem for the government.
Syrian Electronic Army has hacked Twitter account of big fish media giant, in past official twitter accounts of UK based The Telegraph News, ITV News London, Financial Times and many others were hacked by SEA. You can read all hacks done by SEA in past by clicking here.