Syrian Electronic Army hacks E! Online Twitter account
E! Online's Twitter account was hacked Saturday by a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The hackers tweeted fake headlines about Justin Bieber, Angelina Jolie and Syria.
AP Twitter Hack Preceded By A Phishing Attempt, News Org Says
The AP Twitter hack which sent the stock market briefly crashing was caused by a phishing attack, according to the AP. The news organization now says the attack on Twitter was “preceded by a phishing attempt on AP’s corporate network.” The Twitter attack, which has now become another high-profile example of why Twitter may serve as a breaking news outlet, but not a trustworthy one, came less than an hour after AP staff received “an impressively disguised phishing email” – at least, according to AP reporter Mike Baker, who shared this detail on Twitter. His account does not appear to be hacked, though we’ve asked both Baker and AP to confirm that fact, as well as the context of his tweets. (More to come Update: Although the AP confirmed the Twitter hack was preceded by a phishing attempt, an AP spokesperson declined to confirm Baker’s time frame of “less than an hour,” saying the AP had nothing further to add at this time.) While the tweet referencing an attack on the ...
CBS Twitter Feed Compromised
The BBC reports that two Twitter accounts belonging to CBS news have been suspended after they were compromised on Saturday afternoon. From the article: "Fake messages appearing on the @60Minutes account criticised US support for 'terrorist' rebels in Syria and others accused Barack Obama of trying to 'take away your guns.' A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army claimed to have been responsible for hijacking the accounts."
Pro-Assad hackers deface Human Rights Watch website
Ideologically driven hackers in the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the website and Twitter page of Human Rights Watch and posted condemnations and denunciations of the group for its activities and investigations and human rights violations in Syria.
The Lede Blog: Missing Syrian Official Discussed Defection in Twitter Dialogue, Activist Says
A well-known Syrian opposition activist, Rami Jarrah, has released screenshots of a long Twitter dialogue with Syria's missing Foreign Ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdissi.