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The Syrian Electronic Army was careless with Gmail, Facebook

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 23, 2016.

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    If you're a hacker, it's a good idea to stay away from Facebook and Gmail to communicate with your colleagues.

    Three men, who allegedly were part of a multi-year hacking campaign executed by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), left a long digital trail that didn't make them hard to identify, according to court documents.

    The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges on Tuesday against the men, who are accused of hacking companies and defacing websites.

    The SEA, which emerged around July 2011, claimed credit for prominent hacks that sought to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The group targeted the White House, Harvard University, Reuters, the Associated Press, NASA and Microsoft, among others.

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