CNN’s social outlets and even one of its blogs were briefly compromised by hacker group the Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday. SEA has performed superficial but highly visible hacks of various press outlets over the last year, always posting provocative material related to the ongoing conflict in Syria.
A number of CNN’s social media accounts and blogs were hacked Thursday by a group styling itself as the Syrian Electronic Army. The cable news network said its main Facebook account, Twitter feeds and some blogs were targeted and content posted on some of them. The posts, including unauthorized tweets, were deleted in minutes and the accounts have since been secured, it said. The SEA, a group that supports the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, said in a Twitter message that it had decided to retaliate against CNN’s “viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering” in Syria.