Syrian Electronic Army hackers claim to capture Facebook.com
Published on Feb 6, 2014 8:52 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Wednesday claimed to have seized the Facebook.com 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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