Syrian Electronic Army claims to hack popular hosting companies running under the Endurance group – The list of hacked hosting companies include BlueHost, FastDomain, Hostgator, HostMonster and JustHost.

The pro-Bashar Al Assad hackers from Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) are back in action after taking some time off. This time the group claims it hacked Endurance International Group Inc controlled famous hosting companies like BlueHost, FastDomain, Hostgator, HostMonster and JustHost.

The hack was announced by SEA on their official Twitter handle in which inside screenshots from control panels of targeted hosting companies were put in front of public. The screenshots revealed how SEA had complete access to the control panels of those hosting companies. 

SEA also hacked the official Twitter account of Bluehost. The group then tweeted from hacked BlueHost handle about their latest hack.

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While asking SEA why these companies where targeted, one of the hacker said these companies were hosting websites spreading terrorist ideology. SEA has been hacking websites and social media accounts affiliated with the ISIS group and before taking on hosting companies, the group defaced “Islam Army” website hosted on FastDomain, according to Who.is.

Link of targeted website along with its Zone-h mirror as a proof of hack is available below:
http://islam-army.com
http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/23960546?zh=1

One tweet from SEA warns hosting company to stop hosting terrorst websites or next time their DNS settings will be changed.

In an exclusive conversation with SEA, one of the spokesman told HackRead that: 

Yes, we hacked the BlueHost Twitter account and we hacked all those hosting companies for hosting websites spreading terrorism. 

When we asked HostGator regarding their statement on the latest hack, their reply was: 

Last night, Bluehost’s Twitter account was compromised for a short period of time. Bluehost was able to regain control of their Twitter account within a couple hours. We are continuing to investigate this matter, but are viewing this as an unfortunate case of cybervandalismto to one of our partners. HostGator.com was not affected by this issue.

 HostGator claims all accounts are secured and an investigation is in progress. 

We have taken all appropriate security measures to ensure that our platform is secure. Per our security protocol, we will continue to conduct a thorough review of this incident.
Update: 
We have recieved a reply from HostMonster in which the company accepted that it got hacked. However, all servers are back in the company’s control. 
We have regained control late last night and are investigating this matter extensively. 

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.