AFP Twitter Account Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The hackers wanted to spread the truth about what was happening in Syria

Hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army have managed to hijack the “Photo Department” Twitter account (@AFPphoto) of Agence France-Presse (AFP). 

As soon as it learned about the hack, AFP had the account suspended. However, the hackers have managed to post several images related to the conflict in Syria.

“Starting at 16:45 GMT, the Twitter account of AFP's photo service @AFPphoto was hacked. The documents posted after that on the account did not originate from the agency,” AFP representatives stated.

On their Facebook page, the Syrian Electronic Army said they were trying to “spread the truth about what is happening in Syria.”

AFP also reported that on Monday, cybercriminals started launching phishing attacks against their employees in an attempt to trick them into handing over their usernames and passwords.

Earlier this month, the Syrian Electronic Army hijacked the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Sky News Arabia.

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