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Syrian Electronic Army surprised Forbes with hacking into one million user accounts

Forbes cautions users and instructs them to change passwords

Feb 17 2014, 12:46pm CST | by

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Syrian Electronic Army surprised Forbes with hacking into one million user accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army has taken everyone by surprise yet again and after targeting a handful of big news organizations, they have come down to Forbes. They have published one million user credentials from business site of Forbes.com and they are apparently feeling no fear as they have admitted through their Twitter account that they have once again done it. Re/code has reported that this group openly admitted and took responsibility for the attack and even shared a screenshot which shows the entire publishing process for the Forbes website. In order to make this possible, they had to access the account of one of the employees at Forbes.

On the other hand Forbes has been dealing well with the scenario and it is instructing all users to make changes in their passwords to protect themselves for the rising threat of phishing attacks. Passwords were not stored in simple text and had been hashed but they are still quite vulnerable to the enterprising third parties. We have now have the Forbes website back on its tracks once again but the company still isn’t sure what led to this attack and for further depth into this incident, Forbes is in contact with the law enforcement authorities.

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