Syrian Hacker Group (SEA) claims to be able to Hack any Website

A video has surfaced this week showing an alleged interview with the commander of the Syrian based hacker group “Syrian Electronic Army” (SEA). In the video the speaker claims that the SEA hacker group can hack any website that posts false information about Syria within just a few hours.

The SEA has gained notoriety by hacking several western news company websites and social media outlets. One of their favorite tactics to gain access seems to be via social engineering. From reports, the group sends very believable e-mails containing booby trapped links.

Though most of the attacks seem to be more nuisance type attacks, the SEA did successfully defaced a US Marine Corps recruiting site last month. I doubt they are on the top list of targets for retaliation by US Cyber Command, as our forces are more concerned with attacking military and infrastructure type targets. But messing with the Marines probably isn’t the wisest thing to do.

What I am curious of though is if the US would ever escalate to kinetic attacks on hacker group leaders. Earlier this month one of Iran’s cyber commanders was executed, presumably by Israeli forces.

Time will tell I guess…

~ by D. Dieterle on October 9, 2013.

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