The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacking group which is notorious for causing all sorts of trouble for some of the biggest destinations on the Web is targeting Facebook.
Yesterday, they accessed Facebook’s name servers to hijack the site and a quick check of the domain’s WHOIS data showed that the admin’s contact data has indeed been changed to a Syrian email address.
The process took long to take effect which enabled Facebook to gain control back .
The attack came through the MarkMonitor domain management service. Facebook’s WHOIS info does list MarkMonitor as the domain registrar.
MarkMonitor closed down its portal in response to the alleged hack. On its website, MarkMonitor says it offers a “hardened” portal and premium security solutions to protect brands’ domains.