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Washington Post, others fall victim to referral service Outbrain hack

08/15, 4:02pm

Outbrain spearphished by Syrian Electronic Army, service still down

Article and website recommendation service Outbrain, used by media outlets like the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, Time, and others has suffered a hacking attack by the Syrian Electronic Army. The company's staff is to blame -- on the evening of August 14, the company was the victim of a "spear phishing" email, asking employees to input login credentials to see the letter from the purported CEO.

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