CNBC.com was among the media organizations targeted by the Syrian Electronic Army on Thanksgiving Day.
The hack targeted Gigya, a platform used by hundreds of brands, including CNBC. Forbes, Microsoft, Ferrari, The Telegraph and Unicef were also targeted, CNBC reports.
“It is PR move to show they have the skills, but what they are doing is not dramatically sophisticated,” former FBI agent Ernest Hilbert told CNBC. The hack did not compromise any data, and did not affect CNBC.com in North America.