Security Firm Thwarted Syrian-Related Attack Against Wix

Hackers sympathizing with the embattled government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad attempted but failed to carry out what might have been a significant attack against the Web hosting company in recent weeks, the security firm that helped thwart it said. According to a forthcoming report from the security firm Adallom, shared with Re/code, the attack was likely carried out by the Syrian Electronic Army, a group that has a history of hijacking the websites and social media accounts belonging to media organizations in the U.S. and the U.K.