The Pro Syrian hacker group Syrian Electronic Army hacked the official website of U.S media Group ‘vice’. The hacked website (vice.com/en_us) was redirected to official website of Syrian Electronic Army.
In Addition to this Syrian Electronic Army also deleted the Article based on The leaked identity of one of the member of the group, Titled as’ Is This The Leader of The Syrian Electronic Army?’
A Article was published by the hacker group, saying: Your website was hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, This time we just deleted the Article That you claimed in it that you Exposed ‘TH3PRO’ identity, But you didn’t. You published names of innocent people instead. ‘The second time we will delete All your Website’.
Few months back various media group published the Article about exposing the leader of the Syrian Electronic Army, SEA, said that the person which media is talking about is not from their group. and also warned the media to don’t publish news which are not proved.
SEA tweeted a screenshot showing that they gained access to the admin panel of the website.
SEA also says they hacked the website just 2 days after the vice published the Article claiming to leak the identity of leader of SEA, but Vice’s admin was aware of it, so they postponed the attack.
A last tweet from SEA account shows they were having access to emails of vice’s employees. they also said they were able to compromise the mailchimp account of vice and send mail to 33,000 subscribers.
At the time of writing the Article the website was restored.