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Syrian Electronic Army Thanksgiving hack of Microsoft, NBC, Dell, Forbes used Gigya comment platform

2014/11/28

Softpedia - (International) The creators of the Gigya comment platform announced that they closed a vulnerability in the product that allowed attackers claiming affiliation with the Syrian Electronic Army hacktivist group to place pop-up messages on the Web sites of several major technology, news, and other entities November 27. The attackers took advantage of GoDaddy to alter Gigya's Domain Name System (DNS) in order to place the messages.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Syrian-Electronic-Army-Thanksgiving-Hack-of-Microsoft-NBC-Dell-Forbes-Used-Gigya-Comment-Platform-466106.shtml

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