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Obama’s campaign page defaced by Syrian hacker group

Josh Peterson Tech Editor

President Obama’s presidential campaign website was hacked by a Syrian hacker group on Sunday evening, The Blaze reports.

Before 8:15pm ET, users visiting an older donation page for Obama’s campaign website were temporarily diverted to a page with the message, “Hacked by SEA.”

SEA, or the Syrian Electronic Army, is a group of hackers who are loyal supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, although they do not claim to be officially affiliated with it.

The webpage — managed by Organizing for Action, an organization formed out of the Obama campaign — stopped redirecting users to the SEA page around 8:15pm ET, reports The Blaze.

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