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Hackers target Agence France-Presse Twitter account

updated 03:38 pm EST, Tue February 26, 2013

Unknown party posts anti-Obama, pro-al Assad tweets

Newswire Agence France-Presse had the Twitter account for its photo department hacked today, according to a statement. The account, @AFPphoto, has been suspended by Twitter until the matter is resolved. While it was compromised, the hacker(s) posted tweets attacking US President Barack Obama and promoting the Syrian government, for instance calling the Syrian civil war a "fake revolution" because of foreign intervention.

AFP's photo account is relatively new. It's not clear why it was targeted, or who's responsible. So far there doesn't appear to be any evidence of a connection to other high-profile Twitter hacks, such as ones on Burger King and Jeep. Recently hackers stole information on some 250,000 user accounts.

by MacNN Staff



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