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Washington Post hacked by pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army

Josh Peterson Tech Editor

The Washington Post was hacked on Thursday morning by supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the news outlet’s editors reports.

“The Washington Post Web site was hacked today, with readers on certain stories being redirected to the site of the Syrian Electronic Army,” the editors’ note read. “The group is a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,” they said.

The Syrian Electronic Army, as Mashable notes, also attacked social media marketing company SocialFlow and several journalists two days before the Washington Post attack.

The Washington Post,  in a note posted to the site at 11:16am ET, said that it was working on resolving the issue.

The New York Times went offline Wednesday, allegedly due to internal server issues.

A spokesperson for the publication denied that that outage was caused by an external attack.

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