The Syrian Electronic Army, a collective of Middle Eastern hackers who swear fealty to the regime of Syria President Bashar Assad, have been making a name for themselves lately by taking down the websites of major news organizations. In response, Anonymous may have doxed members of the group, though the SEA denies that they were ever hacked and that the data revealed doesn’t belong to their members.The SEA has been active since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. They have successfully defaced, shut down or hijacked The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, NPR, Thomson Reuters and The Huffington Post’s U.K. site.They tend to target Western news publications that cover the Syrian conflict.Mid-April, the group suffered a massive hack from a possible member of Anonymous. Over Labor Day weekend, tons of information was published online including email addresses, passwords, Twitter handles and email messages, all from alleged members of the Syrian Electronic Army.
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