The Syrian Electronic Army struck again and hacked eBay and and PayPal.
Hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army claimed that they had taken control of eBay and and PayPal.
While a hack on PayPal could put millions of peoples' bank information at risk, the hackers said this attack was a "hacktivist operation," and that they did not target account information. Instead, the SEA claimed it was able to replace the homepages of eBay and PayPal in France, Israel and the UK with its own logo.
Last month, CNN’s Twitter account sent messages such as “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here…Stop lying…All your reports are fake!” and “DON’T FORGET: Al Qaeda is AL CIA da. Funded, armed and controlled.”
Once CNN had regained control, it tweeted, “Some of our organization’s social media accounts were compromised. We have secured those accounts and are working to remedy the issue.”
The Syrian Electronic Army – a collective of hackers sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad – has targeted other news outlets like BBC and NPR, as well as Skype, TIME magazine, and US President Barack Obama’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.