Syrian Hackers Mess With Facebook’s Domain. Nothing Happens.

Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

The hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army claimed Wednesday that it had hacked the domain name registration information for social networking giant Facebook, wreaking … well, not much.

The claim was made via the group's Twitter feed, which showed screen grab images of Facebook's domain registry information listing contact addresses in the Syrian capital city of Damascus. The attack was not against Facebook itself, but against the company responsible for maintaining its Internet domain registration, MarkMonitor.

And while the change displayed was shown on MarkMonitor's system, it didn't reflect in the database of Verisign, the main registrar for the .com top-level domain.

Read the full story on Recode.

By Arik Hesseldahl, recode.net.

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