Today, Forbes was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army group. Various posts were redirected to the Syrian Electronic Army official Twitter account in which they have also stated there and provided screenshots of the interior of the WordPress dashboard.
— SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA16) February 14, 2014
According to their Twitter, they have dumped all user information including any passwords that were stored on the Forbes site.
At this time, there is still no word on the methods that they used to get it, but it looks like Forbes may need to beef up security a bit. If you look at the screenshot, it also looks like they may be running an outdated version of WordPress as the UI has changed in WordPress 3.8.
This is bad news for Forbes, and even worse news for anyone with a Forbes.com account.
Do you have any thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments.