The latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army is ShareThis.com, the popular sharing platform. ShareThis is only the latest in a long line of Internet companies targeted by the hacktivists.
The hackers gained access to the GoDaddy account of ShareThis.com and altered the nameserver settings so that the site’s visitors would be redirected to the Syrian Electronic Army’s official website.
Cisco experts have been monitoring the situation and they’ve confirmed that ShareThis.com’s GoDaddy account had been overtaken by the hackers.
“A whois lookup informs us that the ‘sharethis.com’ domain name is registered at GoDaddy, and typically it has its nameservers pointed to Akamai. However starting on the 21st of August, the nameservers for ‘sharethis.com’ were pointed to nameservers used by the Syrian Electronic Army,” Cisco’s Jaeson Schultz noted.