Syrian Electronic Army hacks LinkedIn blog

26 Apr 2012 3 Shares

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Users clicking on LinkedIn's blog at the bottom of their LinkedIn page will find themselves redirected to a web page supportive of President Bashar al-Assad and critical of the Syrian National Council. LinkedIn's blog appears to be the victim of some kind

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LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, appears to be the victim of a cyber attack by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.

Users clicking on LinkedIn’s blog at the bottom of their LinkedIn page will find themselves redirected to a web page supportive of President Bashar al-Assad and critical of the Syrian National Council.

LinkedIn’s blog appears to have been the victim of some kind of redirect attack by a hacker group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.

“We are a group of Syrian youth who wanted to show the truth and therefore we used this website which was used to spread lies about Syria," they wrote.

“We are the Syrian Electronic Army and we come in peakoe (sic) for those who want peace for Syria," the message read.

At the time of writing and after clicking on the link again a "Service Unavailable" page replaced the message from the Syrian Electronic Army.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award winning technology journalist.

editorial@siliconrepublic.com

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