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Syrian Electronic Army claims latest victim, plagues CNN's accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army successfully defaced CNN's social media accounts and one online blog, in yet another high-profile breach.

Published Fri, Jan 24 2014 1:44 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Media giant CNN was recently attacked by the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group, with several social media accounts and one live blog targeted. The official CNN Twitter and Facebook accounts were temporarily defaced before CNN was able to regain control within a few minutes.

Syrian Electronic Army claims latest victim, plagues CNN's accounts | TweakTown.com

The CNN Twitter feed featured the following tweet, for example: "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here... Stop Lying.... All your reports are fake!"

CNN was reportedly targeted for reportedly "viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in Syria," according to the group.

The Syrian Electronic Army recently targeted Microsoft's social media accounts, and continues to take aim at high-profile targets. Even if the compromised company is able to reset passwords and delete fraudulent postings, screenshots are quickly shared. The SEA also has hit The New York Times, Associated Press, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and other major global news publications during its campaign.

NEWS SOURCES:marketwatch.com, cnn.com

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