The Forbes Official website and Twitter Accounts are latest victim of the Syrian Electronic Army. just few hours ago Today in a series of tweets from their Official Twitter Account, Syrian Electronic Army confirmed that they have hacked breached the Administrative account of forbes.com while the homepage of the website was not effected but Syrian Electronic Army edited several Articles posted earlier on Forbes with a Title “Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army”

Forbes website (forbes.com) and twitter Accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

At the time of writing the Article all the Articles were removed, a screenshot posted on twitter by Syrian Electronic Army shows they were having Administrative Privilege on Forbes.com and several other websites run by the company.

https://t.co/0HbTuGgsU1 hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army #SEA. pic.twitter.com/SlfXYv7HUv
— SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA16) February 14, 2014

It was not only that Forbes official website was effected by the breach, but Several twitter accounts related to Forbes were also hijacked. within the effected twitter accounts were Forbes tech news Account @ForbesTech, Social media editor and staff writer Alex Knapp Account @TheAlexKnapp and personal Finance Reporter Samantha Sharf Account @samsharf while tweets from all the Accounts have been removed, A tweet saying “Syrian Electronic Army was here” can still be seen on Samantha Sharf’s Twitter Account.

The reason behind the attack, was that forbes “posted many articles against the SEA, with much hate for Syria.” said Syrian Electronic Army.

It is still unknown how the Syrian Electronic Army managed to hack into the WordPress and Twitter Accounts of the Forbes, looking back on the previous Attacks of Syrian Electronic Army on Gurdian, Onion, Microsoft and several other High profile media groups, it could possibly the Phishing campaign used to Compromise the Accounts.

Update 12:02 PM GMT: 
Tweets fired by SEA

@Forbes can thank @TheAlexKnapp for this hack. #SEA
— SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA16) February 14, 2014

We wonder why @Forbes admins could not stop us. Perhaps they were watching porn all day? #SEA
— SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA16) February 14, 2014

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