Hackers published fake version of an interview with the head of Syria’s rebel army.
According to news agency Reuters, one of the web-site news agency has been compromised on August 3 this year. As a result, on the portal reuters.com appeared fake interview with the head of the rebel army of the Syrian Riad al-Assad (Riad al-Asaad).
“Our blogging platform has been compromised, and the author published in the blog posts have been wrongly attributed to several reporters Reuters», – told the representatives of the agency later.
After the discovery of the incident investigation was initiated, and the work of the resource has been temporarily suspended.
However, the attackers did not stop there and on the night of August 5 account hacked version of the social network Twitter. Hackers gained access to the blog agencies, began to publish it in the fake news about Syria.
Later, Reuters commented on the incident happened as follows: @ ReutersTech was hacked and replaced with @ ReutersME. He is now blocked, is under investigation. ”
A total of criminals released on behalf of the 22 editorial posts. Most of them contain information about casualties among the Syrian rebels in clashes with government troops.