How Hacktivists Have Targeted Major Media Outlets

Global conflicts have increasingly led tech-savvy protesters and loyalists to express their views online by hacking, and while many groups have focused on attempting to damage or deface government websites, others have focused on getting the word out by attacking the media.

In the latest attacks, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, compromised third-party link network Outbrain, allowing the group to change some of the third-party content on at least four major news sites, including The Washington Post, Time, and CNN. Like other hacktivists, the SEA is looking to get their message out and media sites have the biggest payoff, says Jason Lancaster, senior intelligence analyst with HP Security Research.

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