The Washington Post confirmed in an editor’s note today that its website had been hacked Thursday morning after a days-long phishing attack on Post writers. Hacker group The Syrian Electronic Army appeared to be responsible. “For 30 minutes this morning, some articles on our web site were redirected to the Syrian Electronic Army’s site,” the note confirmed. “The Syrian Electronic Army, in a Tweet, claimed they gained access to elements of our site by hacking one of our business partners, Outbrain. We have taken defensive measures and removed the offending module. At this time, we believe there are no other issues affecting The Post site.” The hack comes a day after the New York Times website was down for two hours. The paper blamed that outage on a “server issue”.
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