Syrian Electronic Army Hacks, Bluehost, Hostgator, Justhost, Fastdomain and Hostmonser Domains

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Endurance Groups’s hosting companies Bluehost, Hostgator, Justhost, Fastdomain and Hostmonster were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) late Sunday.

After being quite for a few months, the pro-Assad hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army hacked five of the largest hosting companies in the world, run by the Endurance International Group Inc, including Bluehost, Hostgator, Justhost, Fastdomain and Hostmonster.

Taking the massive announcement to Twitter, the Syrian Electronic Army posted screenshots of the hosting companies central control panels. The screenshots the SEA posted show that the hackers had complete access to the control panel of each individual hosting company.

The hack first hit the limelight when the Syrian hackers hijacked the Bluehost twitter account, firing off a tweet stating the SEA was in control of the account and control panels.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Bluehost, Freedom Hacker

The Syrian Electronic Army revealed their motive behind the attack, stating the Endurance International Group was hosting terrorist websites on their servers with no repercussions. The Syrian hackers have been upfront about attacking the IS and websites affiliated with it. Accompanied by the amass of domains hacked, they also hacked the website of the Islam Army. Ironically enough, the website was being hosted by the Bluehost company.

Alongside, the SEA hackers also hacked the official Twitter account of Bluebox and announced the attack through the account.

Shortly after Bluehost, Hostgator, Justhost, Fastdomain and Hostmonser had their domains hacked, the SEA threatened that next time they will change the hosting providers DNS settings.

A spokesperson for the Syrian Electronic Army told tech blogs they gained initial access to the local-control panels of each hosting company after the hackers had established 2 VPN connections to the Endurance and Bluehost local networks.

The Syrian Electronic Army is the same group of hackers that are famous for their advanced phishing attacks that have landed them access to the official Twitter account for Xbox Support, Microsoft News, Skype, the official Forbes domain, and hundreds of other big name sites.

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