The Guardian reported that some of its Twitter accounts was hacked this past week. Hacked accounts included the Guardian‘s Books, Travel and Film accounts.
According to the Guardian, the Syrian Electronic Army said it hacked the accounts because of the Guardian‘s publishing “lies and slander about Syria.” The Guardian reminded readers that last year it published leaked emails from Syria.
It’s the latest in a long line of news sites’ Twitter accounts being hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, as iMediaEthics has written. Twitter accounts for CBS News, NPR, and the Associated Press were all hacked in April. The AP’s hack was especially noteworthy since the hackers posted a phony tweet saying there were “two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.”
As in the case with the AP hack, the hackers sent phishing emails to Guardian staff, according to the Guardian, ithat enabled the hackers to get access when employees clicked through links.