Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Vice Magazine Website, Deletes Article About Members’ Identities

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The pro-Syrian President hackers from Syrian Electronic Army has hacked the official website of Vice Magazine (vice.com) for publishing article, revealing the identities of alleged members of the Syrian Electronic Army.

SEA hacked the site few hours ago, redirected it to their own site (sea.sy) and deleted the article titled “Is This the Leader of the Syrian Electronic Army?.”

Hackers also left a message on vice.com in form of an article, expressed in following words: 

  • “Your website was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. This time we just deleted the article that you claimed in it that you exposed “Th3Pro” identity. But you didn’t. You published names of innocent people instead.”

SEA had warned Vice in August for publishing the article, asking the admins to remove it or face the consequences. However, the warning was ignored by Vice.

Link of targeted site along with its mirror is available below:

http://vice.com/pages/hacked
http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/21165503

According to the SEA, they hacked number of emails where one belonged to vice.com’s developer. It allowed the hackers to breach the site’s content management system (CMS) and making changes according to their wish.

As of now there hasn’t been any statement from Vice on the hack. However, at the time of publishing this article the site was restored and article was deleted by Vice.com.

Vice is an international magazine focused on arts, culture, and news topics. Founded in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


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.