11/27/2014 08:15 EST | Updated 01/27/2015 05:59 EST

Syrian Electronic Army claims hack of news sites, including CBC

The Syrian Electronic Army is claiming responsibility for the hacking of multiple news websites, including CBC News. appears to be affected Thursday by the hacking.

Some users trying to access the CBC website reported seeing a pop-up message reading: "You've been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)."

The Telegraph reported that part of its website run by a third party was compromised earlier Thursday.

"We've removed the component," the Telegraph tweeted. "No Telegraph user data was affected."

The Independent reported that it was also affected by the apparent hacking, as well as the Chicago Tribune, CNBC, PC World and Forbes — citing social media.