News, Security Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Facebook’s Domain Record

Just days after the widely acknowledged 10th anniversary of Facebook, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) took to Twitter to announce the hacking of the company’s website.

In a message posted on the SEA Twitter account, the group wrote that it owned

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In a follow-up Twitter message, the group also claimed that it had changed Facebook’s domain nameserver information.

However, upon further examination, it turns out that the group was only able to change the email contact information on the company’s Whois domain information page.

Users attempting to use the social networking site reported no problems with the service as a result of the SEA action.

When contacted by Mashable, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the website’s nameserver information was never altered. However, the spokesperson did confirm that the website’s domain record email contact information had been changed on Wednesday afternoon. As of this writing, the entire domain record has been updated with the correct information.

If the SEA had succeeded in changing the nameserver record for, users of the social networking site could have been directed to any other website the hackers designated.

This latest action comes just days after the SEA hacked Microsoft’s Twitter account and blog.

By Adario Strange

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