What You Need to Know About the Syrian Electronic Army

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Last week, hackers from the self-declared Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claimed responsibility for a takeover of the Associated Press Twitter account, and the market-moving false tweet of an attack on the White House that followed.

The incident was the highest-profile success yet for the group, which has been busily hacking Western and Arab organizations for the past two years.

But what is the SEA all about? Here’s five things you need to know.