A number of websites – including CNBC and other media organizations – were targeted by the Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday.
Screenshots posted on Twitter showed an error message on a number websites that read: “You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)”. The SEA logo – of an eagle and a version of the Syrian flag – appeared on other sites.
Companies including Dell, Microsoft, Ferrari and humanitarian organization Unicef were among those targeted, according to screenshots on Twitter and a website claiming to be form the SEA.
Media organizations such as Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, The Telegraph and Italy’s La Repubblica were also affected. The error message appeared to some users of CNBC.com.