Syrian cyber attacks on US, UK and Canadian media
Israel National News:
British and North American media websites, as well as Wal-Mart's Canadian unit were hacked today (Thursday) in an attack that is alleged to have been launched by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.This looks like more a nuisance attack compared to the Chicom and Russian thefts of information. It still shows that the West is still on the defensive when it comes to cyber attacks and is not openly responding to these attacks with a counter move.
Among UK media sites hit were the Daily Telegraph, and the Independent and Evening Standard out of London. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and New York Daily News in North America also claimed to have been victimized by the attack. Arutz Sheva has also received reports from readers who claim they experienced the hack at the Chicago Tribune website, as well.