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Syrian Electronic Army hackers claim to capture

Published on Feb 6, 2014 8:52 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Wednesday claimed to have seized the online address in what it joked was a belated birthday greeting.

"Happy Birthday Mark," SEA said in a message fired off from its Twitter account. "Facebook owned by #SEA." Facebook said that no traffic to the website was hijacked, and that no users of the social network were affected.

The company's famed co-founder, Mr Mark Zuckerberg, embraces the creative side of hacker culture when it comes to software innovation.

Facebook's campus in the California city of Menlo Park even has a vanity address of One Hacker Way.

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