Some of you guys might have heard a while back that the website, The Onion, was hacked by a group calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army. Now it looks like the group is back again, and this time they are claiming that they have taken over Twitter’s domain registration. For now it appears to be true as a Whois lookup on Twitter’s domain name reveals evidence pointing at the Syrian Electronic Army. This includes the admin’s name which reads “SEA SEA”, and the admin’s email which points towards “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
In fact the Syrian Electronic Army actually tweeted their exploits, “Hi @Twitter, look at your domain, its owned by #SEA :)” along with a screenshot of the Whois listing. According to the folks at Gizmodo who reached out to Twitter, Twitter responded by saying that they are “looking into it”. We’re not sure if the hackers plan to do something more nefarious or if they’re merely showing off their hacking skills, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled and update you guys as more information becomes available.