Washington Post Website Hacked
Posted: 8/15/2013 | By: Andrew Beaujon | The Poynter Institute
Readers were “redirected to the site of the Syrian Electronic Army,” Senior Social Media Producer TJ Ortenzi writes in an editor’s note. “The Post is working to resolve the issue.”
E Hacking News’ Sabari Selvan says a service called Outbrain, which recommends related links, was hacked.
In a statement, Post Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz said “A few days ago, Post newsroom employees were subjected to a sophisticated phishing attack, allegedly by the Syrian Electronic Army, which attempted to gain password information.”