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The hardcore supporter of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad and the online hacktavist Syrian Electronic Army has made an attempt to hack a number of high profile websites-including Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook and Google-by hacking into the domain management service provider MarkMonitor.

'Happy Birthday Mark!' Syrian Electronic Army claims control over Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Amazon domains

It seems as if MarkMonitor was able to block Syrian hackers from causing huge damage. However, according to a screenshot posted by the SEA on their official Twitter account shows that the group successfully breached and gain access to MarkMonitor admin panel designated for Amazon, Facebook, Google and Yahoo.

A screenshot shows Syrian Electronic Army has access to MarkMonitor admin panel
A screenshot shows Syrian Electronic Army has access to MarkMonitor admin panel

Despite getting blocked, according to a another screenshot posted by SEA , it was able to access Facebook domain registry details and changing its registrant email from domain@fb.com to Syrian.es..sy@gmail.com, registrant country to Syria and city to Damascus.

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SEA tweeted a message along with screenshots:

  • “Happy Birthday Mark! Facebook.com owned by SEA.”
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On February 2, 2014, Syrian Electronic Army had hacked Ebay and PayPal, which are also under MarkMonitor. When we asked SEA if they hacked MarkMonitor again or they already had access from the previous hack? The answer was plain and simple: 

  • We hacked MarkMonitor again. Visa, Reuters, Symantec, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Facebook and many more were affected..

Here are 2 of the exclusive screenshots provided to us by Syrian Electronic Army:

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At the time of writing this article, the Facebook registrant details were restored to original.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.