CNN Social Media Accounts and Blogs HackedCategory: General News
Posted: January 24, 2014 11:17AM
CNN has confirmed that their Facebook account, Twitter account, and numerous blogs were hacked, supposedly by a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army. While the social networking accounts and blogs belonging to the cable news network were hacked, the content posted to them only remained public for minutes. CNN was able to notice the exploitation and secured their accounts shortly after the compromises took place. The Syrian Electronic Army, a group which supports the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, stated that it targeted CNN due to its supposed false reports made about suffering in Syria.
The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility of prior attacks, to include the hacking of two Microsoft Twitter accounts.
Source: PC World