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Friday 22 August 2014

Hacking attack: 'The Sun' website overrun by Free Syrian Army

Published 18/06/2014 | 12:11

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The Sun's hacked homepage

THE website of the British version of The Sun newspaper has been hacked by the free Syrian Army.

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Users of the website were re-directed to a message saying: "Stop publishing false articles and false reports about Syria"

"UK government is supporting the terrorists in Syria to destroy it, Stop spreading its propaganda."

The newspaper quickly confirmed the attack.

A tweet from the paper's official Twitter account said: "Our website is currently being hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. To keep reading the real story about Syria, buy The Sun tomorrow..."

The paper said the attack began just before 1pm.

The hacking lasted mere minutes before the publication's online team restored the site.

It said in another tweet: "Good news! Our website is back up and running, which means business as usual. Kim Kardashian's racy pics, anyone?"

The Irish version of the website does not appear to have been affected.

'The Sun' is the highest selling daily newspaper in Britain - with millions visiting the website every month.

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