Syrian Electronic Army Claims Credit For AP Twitter Hack

by
Owen Poindexter
A screenshot, allegedly from the Syrian Electronic Army, shows the AP twitter account one minute after the bogus tweet about the White House bombing, and--this is the crucial part--the twitter page is on the "me" tab, meaning that whoever took the screenshot was signed into AP's Twitter account.

It seems we have a culprit in the AP twitter hacking that convinced a few million people for a few minutes that a bombing at the White House has injured President Barack Obama. A screenshot, allegedly from the Syrian Electronic Army, is circulating the internet. The shot has the stamp of the Syrian Electronic Army, it shows the AP twitter account one minute after the bogus tweet about the White House bombing, and--this is the crucial part--the twitter page is on the "me" tab, meaning that whoever took the screenshot was signed into AP's Twitter account. Or they photoshopped this. You decide:

For what it's worth, we also see a bookmark for the Syrian Electronic Army and seven tabs open to Twitter.

The Syrian Electronic Army is a pro-regime Syrian group of hackers. They took credit for hacking 60 Minutes just days ago. They allegedly target media sources that publish anti-regime media.

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