Financial Times' Twitter the Latest to be Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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Hackers posted phony messages on the Financial Times‘ Twitter accounts and Tech Blog, Editors Weblog reported.

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the hack.  As iMediaEthics has written, that group has also said it hacked the Guardian’s Twitter, NPR’s website and Twitterthe BBC’s Twitter and others.

The Syrian Electronic Army also hacked the Associated Press’ Twitter account last month and tweeted that there were “Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”

The Financial Times’ story on the hack explained the hackers published “twelve posts entitled ‘Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army,'” on the FT blog.

Editors Weblog quoted the World Editors Forum’s executive director Cherilyn Ireton on the Financial Times‘s response to the hack. Ireton, who “was at the FT headquarters” when the hack happened, said

“They knew how to respond once they realised they had been hacked. This showed the importance of having a crisis plan where everyone knows what’s in it and how to react. It is not the time to be running around wondering what to do.”

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Financial Times’ Twitter the Latest to be Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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