AFP Photo Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The online hackavists supporting the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have claimed responsibility for hacking the official Twitter account of French news agency Agence France-Presse, commonly known as AFP.

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The account which goes with the handle of @AFPphoto was hacked few hours ago, posting Tweets against the rebels and in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 

AFP also confirmed that theirTwitter account was hacked, all the images and Tweets posted were done by the hackers and now the account has been suspended as per our request to the Twitter authorities.”

The hackers have also claimed responsibility of the hack on their official Facebook page and on their website

Syrian Electronic Army is known for their high profile hacks, this is the same group that had hacked the official Twitter and Facebook accounts of SkyNews Arabia, official website of Al-Jazeera News channel and Israeli news site Haaretz.

At the time of publishing this article, the AFP’s Twitter account was suspended until further notice.


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Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.