France 24 Arabia and France 24 Observers Twitter Accounts Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The world renowned hackers and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Ul Assad from Syrian Electronic have claimed to hack two Twitter accounts of France 24 international news and current affairs television channel based in Paris. 

The first hacked account belongs to France 24’s Arabic service and second account belongs to The France 24 Observers, a France 24’s collaborative journalism project famous for promoting amateur videos and photos from around the world.

The hack was announced by Syrian Electronic Army on their Facebook and Twitter page with images proving that accounts were under the Syrian hackers.

The hackers then started posting Tweets against France 24, accusing the channel and countries like US, Saudi Arabia, France and UK of being allegedly biased, supporting terrorism and promoting lies against Syria.

“SyrianElectronicArmy ‏@Official_SEA @France24_ar Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, another lier media fall down #SEA #Syria”


Both of the accounts were hacked for approx 7 hours, after which the accounts were regained by their respective owners. However, The France 24 Observers posted a status on Twitter accepting that their was some problem with their Twitter account and the account is now back and working.

“Observers observers The obs are back after a little problem account! Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you all for your confidence.”
This is not the first time when Syrian Electronic Army hacked a media giant, in past and couple of days ago the same group hacked into the official Twitter & Facebook accounts of The Qatar FoundationAFP Photo Twitter accountSky News Arabia’s Twitter and FacebookIsraeli News Site Haaretz‘s email accounts, Al Jazeera news channel website along with the Al Jazeera Mobile service.
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