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    What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    The Syrian Electronic Army, a group of pro-Syrian regime hackers that has aggressively targeted major news organizations and activists, has claimed credit for a 20-hour-long outage of the New York Times website.

    Several Twitter users posted screenshots of a "Hacked by SEA" message they said they received when they went to the New York Times homepage Tuesday.



    It's not the first such action by the group; in recent months, it claims to have hacked major UK and U.S. news organizations, as well as Columbia University and rights group Human Rights Watch. CNN.com has been the target of similar attacks.

    After the latest apparent hack, fresh questions are being asked about what the Syrian Electronic Army is, where it's from and how it operates.

    In its own words, on that website, the Syrian Electronic Army says, "We are a group of enthusiastic Syrian youths who could not stay passive towards the massive distortion of facts about the recent uprising in Syria."

    The group appears to have made it its mission to embarrass media organizations in the United States and European nations it perceives as hostile to the government of President Bashar al-Assad

    In recent weeks, some anti-Assad groups have emerged, one calling itself the al-Nusra Electronic Army, in a reference to one of the key rebel groups involved in the fight against al-Assad's forces. A sectarian divide has also emerged, with some Shiite groups defacing Sunni groups' websites and vice versa, Noman said.....snip~

    What is the Syrian Electronic Army? - CNN.com

    These are the guys that were responsible for saying the White House was attacked an Obama was injured. Also the piece states Assad knew of them back before he was President. Do you think these Hackers can cause our ships any problems? Any of Missiles? What about communications?

    Also I would note the Cyber war now taking place between the Sunni and the Shia.

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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    Good band name.
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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Good band name.
    Mornin' ILOR Lets hope they can't do anything with ships and or other tech.

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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    It would Appear the Syrian Electronic Army has Struck Again.....This time they hit my cuzins. The US Marines .....recruiting Website. Seems these guys are a bit above the Average Hacker. They even put pics of US Marines holding up signs saying they didn't join to fight with AQ.


    U.S. Confirms Syrian Electronic Army Defaced Marines Website.....


    U.S. officials confirmed a cyber attack by the Syrian Electronic Army on the Marine Corps recruiting website late Monday in which the pro-Assad collective replaced the normal page with one calling on U.S. servicemen to refuse orders to fight in Syria should they be called.

    The confirmation, which came in a confidential bulletin sent to U.S. officials across the country obtained by ABC News, said that the website defacement included pictures of people wearing U.S. military uniforms holding signs in front of their faces with short declarations like "I didn't join the Marine Corps to Fight for al Qaeda in a Syrian civil war."

    "Obama is a traitor who wants to put your lives in danger to rescue al Qaeda insurgents," a message from the SEA on the site said, calling the Marines their "brothers."

    The Marines Corps recruiting website appears to be functioning normally as of this report, but can now be counted among the SEA's high-profile victims of cyber vandalism. Previously, the group took responsibility for disrupting service for The New York Times website, The Washington Post website, as well as taking over the Twitter accounts of The Associated Press and the satirical news website The Onion, among many others.....snip~

    U.S. Confirms Syrian Electronic Army Defaced Marines Website
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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    Well we know that western press is portraying the Syrian government as the aggressors, attacking the civilian population and destroying the country. Yet here we have Syrian youth wishing to set the record straight!!

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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well we know that western press is portraying the Syrian government as the aggressors, attacking the civilian population and destroying the country. Yet here we have Syrian youth wishing to set the record straight!!
    Yeah, and now threatening to strike us anywhere and everywhere. Saying they can be destructive. That so far they have not as they just wanted the truth out. But their leader said if we strike Syria. They will come after us.


    Syrian Electronic Army Threatens Response to U.S. Strike, Experts Skeptical

    A computer user claiming to be a leading member of the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Assad hacking collective, said late Wednesday that his group "may" retaliate against a U.S. military strike with their own cyber assaults targeting the U.S. economy.

    "When we hacked media we do not destroy the site but only publish on it if possible, or publish an article [that] contains the truth of what is happening in Syria," the alleged member, who goes by SEA The Shadow online, told ABC News in an email exchange late Wednesday. "So if the USA launch attack on Syria we may use methods of causing harm, both for the U.S. economy or other."

    All American sites will be our targets and we may be more destructive," the hacker said.....snip~

    Syrian Electronic Army Threatens Response to U.S. Strike, Experts Skeptical

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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    Well I mean, who wouldn't defend themselves from attack?

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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well I mean, who wouldn't defend themselves from attack?
    Well, that's not to smart going after the US Marines Websites. They'll only get my cuzins angry with them. Just sayin!

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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    I really hope Obama is putting some focus on the cyber threat instead of wasting all his time on AGW, I think this is a very dangerous and growing threat.

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    Re: What is the Syrian Electronic Army?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I really hope Obama is putting some focus on the cyber threat instead of wasting all his time on AGW, I think this is a very dangerous and growing threat.
    Heya SL. I am Surprised.....All the Devil Dogs haven't been sounding off myself.

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