New links provided in the recommendation were redirecting to a website, obviously controlled by the Syrian Electronic Army.
Outbrain, provider of the recommendation service put down its tool and those impacted websites disabled the service as a security precautionary measure.
CNNmoney who was also using the service however was not affected of the hack.
Syrian Electronic Army said, we hack 3 high profile websites “in one strike” by hacking outbrain.
Ehackernews reported the admin panel of Outbrain is hosted in the local server, and Syrian Electronic Army managed to login into the panel with the help of VPN and access panel.
The cyber army also said they have hacked into some emails of Outbrain.
Outbrain website appears to be working fine as of press time.