Syrian Electronic Army hacks Gigya, many others including Forbes, Ferrari, The Independent are also affected


Popular social login service Gigya which has very recently raised $35 million in funding led by Intel Capital, has been hacked by an organized Syrian hacker group named “Syrian Electronic Army”.

Many websites around the world integrating Gigya’s solutions, like Forbes, Ferrari, The Telegraph, The Independent, Al Jazeera, PC World, have all been affected. Visitors who stop by the affected websites are greeted by a popup message that say “You’ve been hacked by Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).”


Update: Here is a link to hacked The Independent website. When the visitor clicks “Ok” button, the page is redirected to an image file hosted here and shown below.


Update: Gigya has not commented yet on the issue and the company’s website is still down.

Update: Here is the javascript code included on many websites via Gigya CDN.


Stay tuned for more details on this developing story

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