Syria group 'hacks' US websites

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed it is responsible for disrupting the New York Times' website and that it took over the domains of Twitter and the Huffington Post UK. All websites confirmed there was an attack.

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Twitter and Huffington Post UK confirm hack attacks

Twitter and the Huffington Post UK confirmed they were hacked after the Syrian Electronic Army made claims it had taken over the sites.

Twitter said the hack led to availability issues for an hour and a half but that no user information was compromised.

Twitter and the Huffington Post confirmed they were hacked yesterday. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Huffington Post attack was limited to the blogging platform's UK web address, a spokesperson said.

The attacks came as the Obama administration considers taking action against the Syrian government.

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