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    Washington Post Gets Hacked

    People walk past The Washington Post on August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC after it was announced that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had agreed to purchase the Post for USD 250 million.  Multi-billionaire Bezos, who created Amazon, which has soared in a few years to a dominant position in online retailing, said he was buying the Post in his personal capacity and hoped to shepherd it through the evolution away from traditional newsprint.   AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The managing editor of The Washington Post, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, confirmed that the newspaper's website was hacked Thursday by the Syrian Electronic Army. WashPo is the latest victim in a string of cyberattacks the SEA has carried out this week—including one that caused The New York Times to go dark. Garcia-Ruiz said the hackers gained access to their site through Outbrain, a company used by many media sources (including The Daily Beast) to display related content to readers. Outbrain confirmed the attack a little before 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday in a post on its tech blog, telling users that the service would be suspended until they can be sure it's "safe to turn it back on securely."


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