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Syrian Electronic Army uses Taboola ads to take down Reuters website

Reuters has, once again, been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

The news agency was reportedly compromised by the pro-Bashar al-Assad hacking collective over the weekend.

Read more: Syrian Electronic Army follows FT and Guardian attacks with Thomson Reuters hack

Users complained that when they attempted to access articles on the site, they were redirected to a message from the SEA, which read, "Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army. Stop publishing fake reports and false articles about Syria!

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

It is understood that the SEA managed to breach Reuters through third-party ad provider Taboola, which has caused some concern amongst other websites which use the service.

The Syrian group has been a thorn in the side of many large companies over the past year or so, having taken down the likes of CBS, the Guardian and the Financial Times during this period.

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The organisation, however, has been far kinder to ITProPortal. After running a spoof story claiming that we had been taken down by the SEA on April Fools' Day, the SEA tweeted us directly with its approval.

Just under a year ago, the SEA gained control of Thomson Reuters' Twitter account, using this as an opportunity to post several pro-Syrian government cartoons.