/// Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Take Their Fight to CBS and Twitter

April 21, 2013  |  All Things Digital


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



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