The Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Obama's URL Shortener

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 28, 2013 2:27 PM
A Twitter account claiming to be an official representative of the Syrian Electronic Army — a loose group of hackers who support Bashar Al Assad — alleges they have hacked into the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Barack Obama, Fran Berkman of Mashable reports. They also claim to have hacked the emails of White House staffers. The Twitter and Facebook hacks exploited the link shortener, which posted links that led back to a Syrian Electronic Army Website. "All the the links that Barack Obama account tweeted it and post it on Facebook was redirected to a video showing the truth about Syria," an SEA spokesperson wrote in an email to Berkman.