Syrian Hackers Target Obama’s Twitter, Facebook Posts

 

SEA Hacks Obama

 

” The pro-Assad group Syrian Electronic Army claims it hacked the Twitter and Facebook accounts of U.S. President Barack Obama.

In an exclusive email to Mashable sent from an account believed to belong to the SEA on Monday, the group notified us of the hack, but would not provide details about how it accomplished it. It appears the SEA did not actually access Obama’s social media accounts, but altered the links in the posts by tampering with the URL shortener service for BarackObama.com.”

 

Earlier we published a report that the SEA claimed responsibility for hacking the donate.barackobama.com page .

 

” The group appears to have had some form of access to BarackObama.com since Sunday night, when a page on the site redirected to a page that read “Hacked by SEA,” as first reported by The Blaze.

In a past interview via the same email address, supposed members of the SEA provided us with information about their goals and past attacks.

The links had not been fixed at time of writing, around 1:20 p.m. ET. This is a developing story and we will update as we learn more.”

 

 

As of 3:30 ET the links appear to be back under the control of OFA . Gizmodo has more about the attacks .