A number of CNN’s social media accounts and blogs, including CNN’s Twitter, Facebook and website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.
The affected accounts included CNN’s main Facebook account, CNN Politics’ Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN’s Security Clearance. Blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire were also hacked.
A well-known pro-Syrian hacker group known as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), who successfully attacked The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Twitter, BBC, National Public Radio, Al-Jazeera, Microsoft, Xbox, Skype and responsible for cyber-attacks against various other U.S media companies in the past.
Last evening, the Group claimed the responsibility for hacking another big media outlet “CNN”, compromised their Twitter, Facebook account and the website.
CNN’s twitter profile with 11.6 million followers saw a number of fake tweets from hackers, including allegations that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is behind the Al-Qaida network.
Hackers Tweeted, “Tonight, the #SEA decided to retaliate against #CNN’s viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in #Syria.”