Tuesday, Syrian Electronic Army takes over some major websites like twitter.com,twimg.com,nytimes.com, huffingtonpost.co.uk, twitter.co.uk and some more websites related to twitter, they took them all #Tangodown.
According to an Interview with EhackingNews, SEA told them that they have hacked into Melbourne IT Servers and decrypted their passwords, also had access to their emails.
Melbourne IT is an Australian Internet company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Formed in 1996, its primary business is domain name registration in most of the major national and global top-level domains.
Twitter.com shocked when they saw a tweet by SEA, which claimed to change The Twitter.com whois record, which lists the owner of the Web address names called domains, listed the owner’s e-mail address as [email protected], below is the tweet:
— SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA16) August 27, 2013
Mathew Keys, who is an Internet Jornalist tweeted:
Melbourne It confirms it was compromised today, Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility – pic.twitter.com/g4q10ejdxb
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) August 28, 2013
The New York Times writes that hackers were able to change their DNS registration by attacking their registrar, Melbourne IT, apparently the same one used by Twitter.
At the time of publishing this news, all the websites have restored successfully.