Well-known hacktivist group the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group of hackers that supports the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, hacked the websites of two News UK titles yesterday – The Sun and The Sunday Times. The SEA has claimed responsibility for attacks on other western news websites in the past.
During the attack – which lasted several minutes – The Sun’s website displayed the message: ‘Stop publishing fake reports and false articles about Syria! UK Government is supporting the terrorist in Syria to destroy it, Stop spreading its propaganda [sic].’
The Sun’s official Twitter account was quick to react to the situation, tweeting: ‘Our website is currently being hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. To keep reading the real story about Syria, buy The Sun tomorrow…’