The attacks began at 6:30 p.m. ET when posts appeared containing political cartoons supporting Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. The Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility by leaving their signature within a hashtag.
The news organization suspended the account at 7:40 0.0.pm ET but it is now back up and running. A few websites like Buzzfeed were able to capture the messages seen below before they were taken down.
This Twitter feed is the corporate cousin to its breaking news profile @reuters. The other difference between the two accounts is that the corporate one has about 83,000 followers compared with 3 million on the official source.
The SEA has been on a roll with their hacking attempts , adding Reuters, AP, The Onion, NPR and more to their list. Fortunately, the attack didn’t cause serious damage compared to the AP intrusion back in April.
The Organization Responsible for the Recent AP Twitter Hack has been revealed to be the Syrian Electronic Army.Click here to read more