Syrian group hacks CNN social media accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for hacking CNN’s Facebook and Twitter pages and blogs for “The Situation Room” and “Crossfire.” (File photo: Reuters)

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility Thursday for hacking some of U.S. broadcaster CNN’s social media accounts.

The network said the compromised accounts included its main Facebook page, its Twitter page and blogs for “The Situation Room” and “Crossfire.”

“The posts were deleted within minutes and the accounts have since been secured,” it said in a story on its website.

It added that one of the posts on its Twitter account said: “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here...Stop lying... All your reports are fake!”

On its Twitter feed, the SEA said it was behind the hack.

“Tonight, the #SEA decided to retaliate against #CNN’s viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in #Syria,” it said.

The group, which backs Syria’s government, has previously hacked accounts of Skype, as well as The New York Times, Agence France-Presse and other media organizations.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42
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