Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, this time toppling The Guardian accounts
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has upped its targets since it successfully gained access to the Associated Press earlier this month.
This past weekend ‘The Guardian’ was the latest victim of the attack, the group accessed eleven of the Guardian’s accounts, which the group was eager to share on its website. A few of those Twitter accounts were suspended, and many of which have been recovered and are up and running at this time.
It appears that certain members of staff were duped into giving out information through a phishing scam. James Ball stated on Twitter, “The guys doing the Guardian phishing attack I mentioned yesterday (it’s SEA) are really very good: sustained, changing, mails today”.
In light of the recent attacks many believe that Twitter will allow two-factor authentication for its accounts. There has been no confirmation at this time from Twitter.