/// Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Take Their Fight to CBS and Twitter
We now know who it was that carried out the hacking attacks on the Twitter accounts of various CBS News outlets last night: The Syrian Electronic Army. It’s a band of digital activists and hackers who support the beleaguered government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The group, which claimed credit for the attacks via a statement on its website , has a history of attacking the websites and social media accounts of various western media organizations. On April 16, it attacked websites and some Twitter accounts belonging to NPR . Last month, it attacked the website of Human Rights Watch , as well as its Twitter account. Also in March, it breached a Twitter account belonging to the BBC. And last year it gained access to a blog belonging to Reuters, and posted a fake story, detailing a retreat by Syrian rebels that hadn’t happened.
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Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Take Their Fight to CBS and Twitter