Screen grab of a hack of the Independent newspaper's website by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) on Nov. 27, 2014.
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The websites of British and North American media organizations and retailer Walmart's Canadian unit were hacked Thursday in a suspected attack by the Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad.A Twitter account affiliated with the Syrian group posted an image Thursday that appeared to show it accessed the GoDaddy account of gigya.com, a company that helps businesses identify those who visit their websites.Gigya counts the NFL, NBA and NHL professional sports leagues, and media outlets including the CBC, CBS, NBC, Forbes, CNN, Al-Jazeera and Fox among its customers.
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