May 1, 2013
Hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) are causing serious trouble around the world.
The pro-Assad group may have scored its biggest hit last week, after the Associated Press Twitter account was hacked and tweeted a false story about a bomb at the White House that briefly caused stocks to plunge. The SEA have claimed responsibility for the hack.
Then, this week the SEA claimed they were behind a hack that took over several of the Guardian’s Twitter accounts.
When Business Insider reached out to the group via their remarkably professional English-language website, we were put in touch with a member called Th3 Pr0 (pronounced The Pro), who has also talked to everyone from Vice to the Financial Times.
Th3 Pr0 says he is the “Leader Of Special Operations Department,” though he says that the group of hundreds-to-thousands of members does not have a single leader.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 4:51 am