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CNN Twitter Account and Blog Compromized by Syrian Electronic Army(SEA)

CNN’s social media accounts were compromised on Thursday, CNN’s main Facebook account and its CNN Politics page were compromised, along with its Twitter account, and the blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire.


Around 5:45p.m. EST, CNN's account began tweeting out messages such as "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here... Stop lying... All your reports are fake!" and "Obama Bin Laden the lord of terror is brewing lies that the Syrian state controls Al Qaeda." At one point some tweets were deleted before more followed.




Some of the posts claimed that the Syrian Electronic Army, a group of pro-Syrian regime hackers that has aggressively targeted major news organizations and activists, was responsible.



The Syrian Electronic Army is a group of computer hackers who align with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They have previously hacked the Twitter accounts of the Associated Press, NPR, and BBC, among others. 

Last year the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit for a 20-hour-long outage of the New York Times website.

The group also claims to have hacked other major American and British news organizations, as well as Columbia University and rights group Human Rights Watch



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