Washington Post Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 15, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Washington Post on Thursday said it was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Bashar al-Assad group, according to the paper.

“The Washington Post Web site was hacked today, with readers on certain stories being redirected to the site of the Syrian Electronic Army. The group is a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,” the Post said.

It added: “The Post is working to resolve the issue.”

The Syrian Electronic Army is notorious for hacking the Twitter accounts of high-profile media entities, including Reuters, The Associated Press, and CBS. It also hacked satire news website The Onion’s Twitter feed.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.