The Syrian Electronic Army hacker group, which supports embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad launched a cyber-attack on the Washington Post earlier today.

Washington Post Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz blogged that during the 30-minute attack readers were redirected to the SEA site.

The SEA said via Twitter that it gained access to the Post’' site through its vendor Outbrain.

The Post, according to Garcia-Ruia, took "defensive measures and removed the offending module."

Outbrain acknowledged that is system was compromised and apologized for the Post's attack.

The Aug. 15 attack on the Post followed the day that the New York Times site was knocked offline due to an internal snafu during scheduled maintenance.