CNN Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army


CNN’s social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook, were briefly hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army late Thursday.

The hacker group, responsible for compromising several press outlets over the last year, typically post content related to the ongoing conflict in Syria.

“Obama Bin Laden the lord of terror is brewing lies that the Syrian state controls Al Qaeda,” the group wrote on CNN’s Twitter and Facebook news feeds.

Another post read: “DON’T FORGET: Al Qaeda is Al CIA da. Funded, armed and controlled.”

The posts were later deleted by the news network, who then tweeted the following statement:

Previous victims of the Syrian Electronic Army include the AP, The Washington Post, President Obama’s official Twitter, and The Onion.

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  1. Kevin B says:

    Nothing more out of place on CNN than the truth

  2. tony says:

    Why would that want to hack a network nobody watches??

  3. YouGotToBeKiddingMe says:

    Hacks getting hacked, this is CNN.

  4. John says:

    The Syrian hackers may be correct. Obama has been engaged for the past year with suppying weapons to Al-Quida in Libya for the purposes of being moved South to Syrian rebels. Now, anyone with half a brain knows, hat Al-Quida is going to use the weapons themselves, so although Obama may not be a Muslim, he is certainly a Muslim sympathizer and supports terrorists in their quest to put all countries under Islamic control.
    Another reason, why Obama belongs in federal prison.

  5. Miles Long says:

    SODOMY begets nasty foul smelling anal lesions, anal & penile warts, horrific STD’s and AIDS…

  6. Homey D. Clown says:

    I’ll bet one of the fired “journalists” did this.

  7. Hopsaregood says:

    Hmmm, the Syrian Electronic Army has a good sense of humor it seems.

  8. Fred says:

    How did anybody notice ????

  9. Col. Angus says:

    Candy Crowley has her own field of gravity….

  10. Abebe Bakila says:

    This is CNN!

  11. Bucketstealer says:

    Awesome……these syrians are winning me over.

  12. David says:

    Wow…..that’s pretty funny. In a sad and frightening sort of way.

  13. Hell, I see plenty of posts just like that anyway

  14. Ken Greenman says:

    This was great….and they made valid points.

  15. LOL. That is absolutely hilarious.

  16. Jim says:

    CNN is not as credible as The Onion.

  17. Miasmo M. Miasmo says:

    These guys are clever, especially since English isn’t their first language.

  18. nospam says:

    Since it’s CNN I’m surprised anyone saw them.

  19. Polybius says:

    Best ratings bump for CNN in along time.

  20. Carlee says:

    Since it was CNN’s account, I’m surprised anyone blinked an eye at those tweets.

  21. Jerry2286 says:

    The Syrian Electronic Army is smart enough to hack social networks, but apparently not smart enough to realize that no one watches or even pays attention to CNN anymore.

  22. Jack Foobar says:

    Ditto. But this isn’t about trust. They have video footage, and Obama has rhetoric contradicting every piece of footage coming out of there.

  23. tdog says:

    The rebel Al Qaeda leader in Lybia was released from GITMO, so either we didn’t know he was high ranking enough and able to lead Al Qaeda Rebels or we flipped him and he works for us now, to help over throw Gaddafi. You make the call. Either way we are the stupid ones.

  24. Defiant says:

    Seems to me like the news is the same, from CNN, hacked or not! LOL!

  25. Rick Ramey says:

    Obama bin Laden? That’s just what Teddy Kennedy said.

  26. Barbara says:

    I guess no one thought to leave the comments up since they are true.?

  27. Will says:

    Obama helped oust the Libyan dictator and gave air support to AQ rebels there without Congressional approval, he meddled in the affairs of Egypt by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and now the Egyptian people hate us even more, he insults and marginalizes Israel, we have troops in Jordan manning Patriot batteries, CIA training and funneling arms and material to Syrian Islamic terrorist who are flooding into Iraq causing damage, we have SF troops in the Horn of Africa and we have drones flying over countries sending missiles into wedding parties. Need i mention what he has used the NSA, IRS and Executive Orders to do here at home?
    Who will get the blame now? Racist? Fox, Rush? Tea Party grannies? Maybe vets and country folk?
    He looks less like the “post racial POTUS” and the elected leader of ALL Citizens and more like a leftist and narcissistic ideologue bent on his fundamental transformation of America whether we like it or not.
    This is what Hope and Change looks like?

  28. “Damn, why didn’t I think of that one?” — Carlos Danger

  29. Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique and commented:
    What’s the purpose of having passwords if large corporations cant safeguard consumer accounts. This is getting ridiculous and making me believe there are some inside injustice going on.

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