Pro-Assad hackers attack 'Financial Times' website

By REUTERS
May 17, 2013 17:05

LONDON - The website and Twitter feed of British newspaper the Financial Times were hacked on Friday, apparently by the "Syrian Electronic Army", a group of online activists who say they support Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The group posted links on the newspaper's Twitter feed to a YouTube video, uploaded on Wednesday, which purports to show members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front Syrian rebel group executing blindfolded and kneeling members of the Syrian army. The video could not be independently verified.

Stories on the FT's website had their headlines replaced by "Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army" and messages on its Twitter feed read: "Do you want to know the reality of the Syrian 'Rebels?'", followed by a link to the video.


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