Syrian Electronic Army Hacks FOX TV Hootsuite social media account

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The Syrian Electronic Army is back in news by hacking the official Hootsuite account of FOX TV, used to post online content to different international FOX television networks around the world.

The Twitter account used via Hootsuite were FX Australia and FOX TV United Kingdom were also compromised and used by the hackers to post pro-Syrian tweets.

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A hacker from Syrian Electronic Army going with the handle of Th3 Pr0 claimed that they had access to over 200 Facebook and Twitter accounts, linked with Hootsuite social media account.

FOX TV has accepted that they were attacked by hackers in a Tweet after regaining access to one of its Twitter account.

syrian-electronic-army-hacks-fox-tv-hootsuite-account-2This is the first ever attack conducted by SEA after being listed as terrorist and wanted organization by the FBI for attacking U.S government and media giants.

SEA had hacked the official website of U.S Marines recruitment and other famous media giants against the Syrian conflict and negative role of main stream media. You can read all previous hacks conducted by SEA by following the link here.

HootSuite is a Canadian based social media management system for online brand management .

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