Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Emails of Israeli Newspaper Haaretz

Over 85 records containing plain text passwords have been leaked

By on February 2nd, 2013 10:01 GMT

The members of the Syrian Electronic Army have hacked the email servers of Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper.

The hackers leaked over 85 record sets comprising usernames, email addresses (all @haaretz.co.il), and plain text passwords. In addition, they’ve published a screenshot showing that they’ve gained access to the email account of one Haaretz employee.

According to Hilf-ol-Fozoul, the cyberattack comes in response to the recent air strikes carried out by Israel against a Syrian military research center located in the Jemraya region, a suburb of Damascus.

The Syrian Electronic Army, the hacker collective which operates in support of the Syrian government, vows to continue its attacks against Israel. They claim that their next targets will be government websites.

At the time of writing, Haaretz has taken its email domain offline.

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