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Meanwhile, the Syrian Electronic Army is Busy Attacking Twitter

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A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013. The Financial Times' website and Twitter feeds were hacked May 17, 2013, renewing questions about whether the popular social media service has done enough to tighten security as cyber-attacks on the news media intensify. The attack is the latest in which hackers commandeered the Twitter account of a prominent news organization to push their agenda. Twitter's 200 million users worldwide send out more than 400 million tweets a day, making it a potent distributor of news. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY - Tags: CRIME LAW SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTXZUYC

Syrian President Bashir al-Assad is not the only one threatening retaliation against any Western strike on Syria so is the Syrian Electronic Army.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

The group has a record of attacking America via the Internet.

Just last week, it claimed responsibility for hacking the New York Times website and Twitter.

And over the weekend, the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the Marine Corps' website posting a letter that urged Marines to support the Syrian government's side in the conflict.

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports on cyber security for the website mashable.com.

He recently interviewed members of the Syrian Electronic Army via email but is still not sure about their identity.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Fraceschi-Bicchierai about his impressions of SEA.

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