Washington Post website hit by cyberattack

The newspaper became the second major paper in as many days to deal with website problems.

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Today’s case: The Washington Post, which found itself inadvertently sending readers to the website of the Syrian Electronic Army.

Post managing editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz issued a statement saying the paper had been hit by a massive email phishing attack a few days ago. He added:

The attack resulted in one staff writer’s personal account being used to send out a Syrian Electronic Army message. This morning, some articles on our website were redirected to the Syrian Electronic Army’s site for a period of about 30 minutes.

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