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Problems Continue for Sites Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The New York Times and Twitter were among the sites hacked Tuesday by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), causing problems that are persisting in what is reportedly the group’s most damaging attack to date. The group of hackers—aligned with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in his two-year civil war -- altered numerous websites’ domain-name-system information, which resides on the same third-party site. The SEA gained access to Melbourne IT, the domain registrar’s, database, then edited the DNS information so that it would direct unsuspecting Web surfers to sites hosted by the hackers, who publicized their attacks using social media. This is the second time this month that the New York Times site has gone offline. The first was reportedly the result of an unspecified internal issue. (BBC)(TIME) 

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