Friday, August 3, 2012

Reuters Hacked, Fake Posts Published

The extremely popular news website was just hacked today, the result? A very sensitive article about Syria was posted. Reuters had first posted through Twitter about the hack. No major damage was done to the website overall. The only damage done was a fake post about an interview with leader of the Free Syrian Army, Riad al-Assad. Reuters claims no such interview had been done, and for now the blogging platform on Reuters has been taken down to address the problem. No word on when it will come back online, but this may be a warning to all the other news sites as well. Possibly CNN may be next or another news source but we doubt it will occur due to the fact that this hack only occurred on the blogging platform, which is more user accessible and hackable.

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