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 Facebook.com.
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.
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 Facebook.com, 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