Backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hacked into Harvard University’s Web site on Monday, temporarily replacing images of smiling university professors with a Syrian flag and a picture of the Syrian leader in military fatigues. The online vandals call themselves the “Syrian Electronic Army,” and they included a message accusing the United States of interfering with the Syrian government. The government has tried to quell local uprisings, often with heavy violence. “A sophisticated individual or group” carried out the attack, a Harvard spokesman told the Associated Press.
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