The Syrian Electronic Army has suffered a massive hack which revealed, among other things, some rather sensitive selfies. Warning: not safe for work.
The Syrian Electronic Army has been generating a lot of column inches for itself recently, utilising the hacker’s arsenal of denial of service attacks and hijacking websites and social media accounts of news organisations and human rights groups.
So far, their high-profile victims include the BBC, Associated Press, the Daily Telegraph, the Washington Post, Barack Obama’s Facebook page and Human Rights Watch.
They claim to be a group of Syrian youths “who want to defend their country against the media campaign that is full of lies and fabricated news reports”.
We can’t be certain who all the hackers are, but we can be certain of the type of people who support a murderous tyrant who has resorted to gassing children. They are dicks – and now we have the proof.
Below are pictures from an unnamed SEA operative’s Dropbox account, which was accessed with information gleaned from a data dump posted online recently.
As you can see, this SEA member is a fan of posing with a throbbing machine between his legs.
It would appear that the todger in question belongs to a SEA hacker who was automatically uploading his lovingly constructed iPhone selfies to Dropbox. A dangerous practice! And one that any social media guru would have warned him off.
The data dump from which this hacker’s passwords were recovered came to light just days after an interview in which a representative of the SEA hubristically bragged about the organisation’s security. “We can guarantee our website has never been hacked, those who claim to have hacked it should publish their evidence. Don’t hold your breath.
“In any case we do not have any sensitive or personal data on a public server.”
Well, dear, you asked and the internet has answered. Welcome to your five minutes of fame.
Like members of other hacker collectives, SEA operatives have delusions of grandeur and live under the mistaken assumption that they are untouchable master criminals. (At least Anonymous, with whom they share such arrogance, are generally on the right side of the argument.)
The French investigative outlet Reflets.info scoured the information dump and highlighted the extent to which the SEA have been penetrated, dick pics aside. Passwords for Skype, email and social media accounts have all been compromised. When you have that type of information at your fingertips, you know more about someone than their parents do.