The Syrian Electronic Army hacked into CNN‘s Twitter and Facebook for a short time Thursday evening and posted messages via those accounts. According to CNN, the attack included CNN’s main Facebook account, CNN Politics’ Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN’s Security Clearance. Blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire were also hacked.
At issue for the hackers seem to be the veracity of news stories coming out of Syria, according to American news outlets. One of the posts read, “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here…Stop lying… All your reports are fake!”
A Twitter account allegedly belonging to the Syrian Electronic Army claimed the hacking was payback for “viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in Syria.”
This is not the first time the SEA has hacked into the social media accounts of a large American news outlet. In August 2013, the SEA hacked the website of the New York Times.
See images of the hackers’ posts below: