Reuters' Twitter account hacked

The account was hacked on Sunday and false posts were tweeted regarding the conflict in Syria; the account has since been suspended

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Reuters' Twitter account hacked The account was hacked on Sunday and false posts were tweeted regarding the conflict in Syria.
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  August 6, 2012

Reuters has announced that one of its Twitter accounts was hacked on Sunday.

The hackers posted false tweets that were mainly targeted at the ongoing conflict in Syria.

"Earlier today @ReutersTech was hacked and changed to @ReutersME," said a spokesperson for Reuters, which is owned by Thomson Reuters Corp. "The account has been suspended and is currently under investigation."

The news giant announced that there were a series of 22 false tweets that carried false reports about rebel losses suffered in battles with the Syrian government.

Last Friday, the Reuters news website was compromised too and there was a false posting made on a Reuters journalist's blog that allegedly carried an interview with a Syrian rebel leader.

Thomson Reuters said they were investigating.

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