21 April 2013 - 11:34am | posted by | 0 comments

CBS Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

CBS Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army CBS Twitter accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

CBS has been forced to shut down two Twitter accounts after a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army managed to hack them to send messages supporting “terrorist” rebels in Syria and accusing President Obama of trying to “take away your guns.”

The @60Minutes and @CBSDenver accounts were both targeted by the SEA group, which was also behind the hacking of several BBC feeds last month.

On the @60Minutes account messages reportedly read: "The US government is hiding the real culprit of the Boston bombing";

"The US government is sponsoring a coup in Venezuela and a terrorist war in Syria";

"Your duty is to protect your nation from the parasites that have taken your government";

"Obama wants to destroy the Syrian and American people. We must stop this beast."

On being shut down the SEA put out a message on the @60Minutes feed saying: "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here via @SyrianCyberArmy".

Meanwhile, on the @48Hours account messages included: "General Dempsey calls for #Obama's arrest under new anti-terror laws #48hours".

CBS confirmed that the accounts had been attacked and said it was working with Twitter to "resolve the issue".

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