SEA denies being attacked by Anonymous

After a series of digital attacks on news organizations by the Syrian Electronic Army hacker groupmembers of hacktivist collective Anonymous may have struck back by swiping SEA data and publishing personal information of purported SEA members. But the SEA, which supports Syrian President Bashar Assad, denies that it has ever been hacked and says the data revealed does not belong to its members.

The SEA has been causing a ruckus online ever since the Syrian civil war began in 2011. Using mostly amateur tactics like phishing emails to deface websites and hijack social media feeds, the group has carried out attacks on Twitter, The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, NPR, Thomson Reuters and The Huffington Post’s U.K. site, among other targets.

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