Just when you thought hackers could not get any bolder, a group from Syria has hacked into one of the pillars of modern journalism, E! Online. After successful previous compromises of organisations such as the BBC, Al-Jazeera, and The Guardian this most recent exploit has shown that this Syrian hacker group really means business. Once E! Online was broken into then all hell broke loose as the group began sending false tweets about Justin Bieber and Angelina Joile and blah blah blah …
Ape has no real time for a full new faux article post so let me drop out of character so that I can actually finish this post tonight and go to bed like the sad ageing blogger that I am.
If E! Online has been hacked, who could be next? Heaven forbid if the World Weekly News was ever attacked.
The Syrian hacking group that have taken credit for this are called the Syrian Electronic Army, or SEA for short, and yes it does sound exactly like the name of an 80s synth band. Now while I can see that hacking into the entertainment community does provide a good opportunity to annoy those sympathetic to the Syrian rebels, I just have to question the choice of celebrity to tweet false information about. Firstly JB. This is a spoilt kid with a pet monkey, gas mask, and a constant desire to punch people in the face. What on earth could you post that would not just be accepted as the norm? The same applies for Angelina Jolie in my opinion.
Gotta have a cool team name if you gonna be tweeting crap about the Biebs and Hollywood blood capsule wearing nut job Jolie.
Finally, Ape would like to get his readers to play the game “Hacker or Douche Bag!”. Just take a look at the following images and then in the comments section below write down your guesses as to who could be a hacker and who could be a douche bag. Ape will then read through your answers, laugh, and then never speak of this competition ever again. Hey, what did you expect? Prizes or something?
Good luck readers!