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The attack was apparently orchestrated by a pro-Assad group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army.

LinkedIn’s security team might want to start tapping their connections for new jobs. A group of Syrian activists apparently hacked the the professional social network’s official blog today.

The blog is back online at time of writing. According to, Silicon Republic, however, earlier today it redirected users to a site supporting Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian president has led his government in a brutal crackdown on the Syrian people for more than a year. President Obama urged him to step down last August.

A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the LinkedIn attack. In March, the same group claimed to have hacked a Saudi television network’s Facebook page.

“We are a group of Syrian youth who wanted to show the truth and therefore we used this website which was used to spread lies about Syria," the group wrote in a message on the pro-Assad site. “We are the Syrian Electronic Army and we come in peakoe (sic) for those who want peace for Syria.”

On the flipside, Anonymous hacked al-Assad’s office in February, leaking hundreds of emails.

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