The group’s was able to compromise the multiple Associated Press (AP) Twitter feeds, then using them to issue bogus messages, including the following alert on April 23 i.e. “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” In the wake of that tweet, the White House confirmed that the president was unharmed, that there had been no explosions and that the FBI was investigating the hoax tweets.
So how did the SEA get better in only a few months? ”I don’t think it would be unreasonable to suspect someone more skilled is helping them out,” says Adam Myers, vice president of intelligence for security firm CrowdStrike.
Is the Syrian Electronic Army based in Syria? After Syria reestablished its Internet connection last week, following a blackout that lasted approximately 24 hours. Security Experts noticed that Syrian Electronic Army Hackers were online on twitter. These kinds of cuts do not affect the terrorists operating in Syria as they have their own US-supplied communication equipment.
The Syrian Electronic Army has multiple domains seized by its domain registration firm. Interestingly, The Syrian Electronic Army’s first domain name was registered by the Syrian Computer Society, hosted on the network of the Syrian government.
“Please maintain heightened awareness of your network traffic and take appropriate steps to maintain your network security,” the FBI memo said. FBI request anyone who suspects they’re under attack to call its CyWatch division at 855-292-3937.