Twitter accounts linked to the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph appear to have been taken over by Syrian hackers who call themselves the Syrian Electronic Army.
A number of Twitter accounts have begun tweeting the pro-regime messages that have become an all-too-familiar sight over the last few weeks:
Twitter.comThe Telegraph’s main account, @Telegraph, doesn’t appear to have been compromised. It has tweeted a message acknowledging the hack:
We are aware that some of our accounts have been compromised and are working to resolve the issue. Many thanks for your patience.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 20, 2013
SEA member Th3 Pr0 told Business Insider that the group had gained access to @TelegraphNews, @TeleTheatre, @TelegraphOpera, @TelegraphArt, @TelegraphFilm, @Tele_Comedy, @TelegraphSport, @TelegraphBooks and the official Facebook page.
A screen-grab sent by Th3 Pr0 appears to show the group has access to a Hootsuite account used by the Telegraph:
The attack is just the latest from the mysterious group of pro-Assad hackers (Th3 Pr0 claims to be just 18-year-old). Other victims have included the AP, the Onion, the Financial Times, and E! Online.
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