The pop world went into a frenzy this weekend as E! Online tweeted that the beloved Justin Bieber was gay. Don’t worry female Beliebers, this false tweet was the work of the Syrian Electronic Army. The SEA – a network of pro-Assad Syrian hackers – have added yet another news site to their long list Twitter hacking victims.
At 1PM on May 4, the hacking organization took over E!’s Twitter feed and stated the Biebs was coming out of the closet. The tweet was followed by another 140 characters which stated ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez supported his decision to embrace his homosexuality.
Just an hour later, still through E! online’s twitter, the SEA posted their victory as they tweeted: ‘ The Syrian Electronic Army was here! Fans of @justinbieber, you have been trolled by @Official_SEA12#SEA.
While on the E’s site, SEA also managed to tweet out about Actress Angelina Jolie posting: Angelina Jolie admits, in E! latest issue, that Jordan is to blame for the Syrian refugees’ atrocious conditions.
The SEA has successfully hacked into the Twitter accounts of some of the most important world news agencies including CBS, BBC, NPR — and the infamous AP tweet that plummeted the stock market after falsely informing its 1.9 million followers President Obama had been injured following a bomb attack in the White House.
The Biebs seemed to be the logical next step in the Syrian Electronic Army’s digital terror scheme….