Infosecurity Magazine: Syrian Electronic Army Hacks AP; DOW Briefly Tumbles

Posted by Jill Queenan    Apr 25, 2013 8:45:00 AM

Infosecurity Magazine reviews the hack of the Associated Press Twitter account that led to false tweets about explosions at the White House and subsequently almost instantly wiped $136 billion off the DOW. In the story, Syrian Electronic Army Hacks AP; DOW Briefly Tumbles, Sean Bodmer, chief researcher for CounterTack, puts the hack down to a retaliatory PsyOps operation. (If correct, the clear implication is that SEA is engaged in pure and simple cyberwarfare against the US.)

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