Reuters Blog and Twitter Hacked
September 2, 2012
According to the article, not only is this the second time that the blog has been hacked in recent weeks, but the news sites Twitter account was also recently infiltrated. The content of the Tweets were changed from technology news to focusing on the Middle East and pro-Syrian government. Similarly, the recent blog hacking included a false posting saying Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died.
Despite still not knowing the identity of the hackers, Reuters commented:
“Although the identity of those hackers is not known either, there is an intensifying conflict in cyberspace between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Saudi Arabia has emerged as a staunch opponent of Assad.”
It is difficult to determine whether or not the hacking was a practical joke or part of a political overtaking. Regardless, we hope that Reuters gets its story straight and puts in some security measures.”
Jasmine Ashton, September 02, 2012