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Melbourne IT Server hacked – Twitter, Nytimes, HuffingtonPost affected

Syrian Electronic Army , the group known for hacking top media websites, brought down the New York Times, HuffingtonPost, Twitter websites.

The list of affected websites includes twitter.com,twimg.com,nytimes.com huffingtonpost.co.uk, twitter.co.uk and few more domains belong to twitter.

#Exclusive: How the hack happened 
In an exclusive interview to E Hacking News, hackers confirmed us that they have hacked into Melbourne IT Servers and decrypted their passwords, also had access to their emails.

Exclusive Screenshot

Melbourne IT is an organization that provides domain name for high profile websites.  The security breach allowed the hacker to take control of the above mentioned domains and changed the DNS and other details.

At the time of writing, the New York Time is still down but other websites have been recovered and back to normal.

*Update:
MatthewKeysLive, the internet’s journalist, tweeted that Melbourne IT confirms it was compromised today “The Credentials of a Melbourne IT reseller (username and password) were used to access a reseller account on Melborune IT’s systems.  “

Exclusive: Outbrain service hacked , CNN , Washington Post and Time affected

Syrian Electronic Army has hacked into Outbrain service and take control of admin panel. The security breach affects CNN, Washington Post, Time  and more high profile websites.

Outbrain is a content recommendation service whose widget offers to help internet publishers increase web traffic at their websites. It does so by presenting them with links to articles and other content.

CNN outbrain hacked

Speaking to E Hacking News, hacker said that the admin panel of Outbrain is hosted in the local server.  However, they managed to login into the panel with the help of VPN and access panel.

The group also told EHN that they have compromised emails of Outbrain.  At the time of writing, the website is back to normal.

” Reading @wapo article & redirected to website of Syrian Electronic Army–twice. A nice hack, but now I’m probably on a watch-list.” Nathan K. Hensley posted in his tweet.

The hackers also provided us exclusive screenshots of the admin panel of outbrain :

CNN Affected

Time website affected

Daily Post International Islamabad and Baadban tv websites hacked by Afghan Hackers

Daily Post International Islamabad and Baadban tv websites have been defaced by Afghan Cyber Army.

“This hack is a response to the rocket attacks of Pakistan military on Kunar and Jalalabad Provinces of Afghanistan!” Hacker left the same message used in previous attacks against Pakistan.

The website appears to be using outdated wordpress version.  However, Speaking to E Hacking News, hackers claimed that they have used some different method to compromise the website.

The group also claimed to have breached more than 300 Pakistani websites and defaced them.  It includes few Educational websites.

The full list can be found here : http://pastebin.com/Wsbiv7EJ