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Feb 26, 2013 03:39 PM
Hackers target Agence France-Presse Twitter account
Newswire <Em>Agence France-Presse</em> 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) <a href="http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2013/02/26/afps-now-suspended-photo-twitter-account-was-hacked-and-used-to-blast-the-syrian-revolution-obama/?fromcat=all">posted</a> 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.<br /><br /><em>AFP</em>'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 <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/279940==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/03/attack.said.not.to.be.the.work.of.amateurs/" rel='nofollow'>stole information on some 250,000 user accounts</a>.
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