Reuters, the international news agency, was reportedly been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army – a hacking group who support the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and attack news organizations.
Anyone who try to visit articles on the Reuters website were being redirected to the official website of the Syrian Electronic Army.
” Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
Stop publishing fake reports and false articles about Syria!
UK government is supporting the terrorists in Syria to destroy it, Stop spreading its propaganda.” The message posted in hacker’s website reads.
According to rederic Jacobs reports, the Reuters wasn’t directly compromised in this attack. Instead, the group hacked into a third-party ad provider Taboola -which is used by Reuters to display ads.
This is not the first time the group has used such an approach to hack the websites. Few days back, the group managed to redirect users of The Sunday Times website to their website, after they compromised a third-party server used by both sites.
Last year, the group managed to hack into the Outbrian and redirect the visitors of CNN, WashingtonPost and other news organizations to hackers’ website.
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