CNN’s Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked
The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility on Thursday for hacking some of US broadcaster CNN’s social media accounts.
The affected accounts included CNN’s main Facebook account, CNN Politics’ Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN’s ‘Security Clearance’.
Blogs for ‘Political Ticker’, ‘The Lead’, ‘Security Clearance’, ‘The Situation Room’ and ‘Crossfire’ were also hacked.
“The posts were deleted within minutes and the accounts have since been secured,” CNN said in a story on its website.
It added that one of the posts on its Twitter account said: “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here…Stop lying… All your reports are fake!”
On its Twitter feed, the SEA said it was behind the hack. “Tonight, the #SEA decided to retaliate against #CNN’s viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in #Syria,” it said.
The group, which backs Syria’s government, has previously hacked accounts of Skype, as well as The New York Times, Agence France-Presse and other media organizations.