Tracking the Syrian Electronic ArmyBy Rich
A hacking group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has been getting an unusual amount of press lately, most recently after hijacking the Web sites of The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. But surprisingly little light has been shed on the individuals behind these headline-grabbing attacks. Beginning today, I’ll be taking a closer look at this organization, starting with one of the group’s core architects.
He’s just getting started, and his techniques wouldn’t stand forensic or legal scrutiny, but are still very interesting. Very similar to the stuff Mandiant dug up on Chinese hackers. Everyone leaves tracks.