Here's the statement from managing editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz:
A few days ago, The Syrian Electronic Army, allegedly, subjected Post newsroom employees to a sophisticated phishing attack to gain password information. The attack resulted in one staff writer’s personal Twitter account being used to send out a Syrian Electronic Army message. For 30 minutes this morning, some articles on our web site were redirected to the Syrian Electronic Army’s site. The Syrian Electronic Army, in a Tweet, claimed they gained access to elements of our site by hacking one of our business partners, Outbrain. We have taken defensive measures and removed the offending module. At this time, we believe there are no other issues affecting The Post site.
According toThe Atlantic, the Washington Post wasn't alone, adding the websites of CNN and Time Magazine to the list of major news outlets targeted by the hackers supporting the regime of current Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.