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Thomson Reuters Twitter Account Hacked

The official @thomsonreuters Twitter account was apparently hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army late Monday when it began broadcasting a collection of political cartoons on the conflict in Syria.

1. The first tweet was sent out at 6:33 p.m. ET:


Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria

2. Followed by 5 more tweets:


Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria


Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria


Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria


Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria

Why is dialog treason? This is why #Syria

— thomsonreuters (@Thomson Reuters)

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

Why is dialog treason? This is why #Syria

Update: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:13 p.m. ET:

8. Syrian Electronic Army is claiming credit for the hack:

Always via Syrian Electronic Army(@Official_SEA12) #SEA #Syria #SyrianElectronicArmy

— thomsonreuters (@Thomson Reuters)

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

Always via Syrian Electronic Army(@Official_SEA12) #SEA #Syria #SyrianElectronicArmy

Update: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:46 p.m. ET:

10. Twitter has suspended the @thomsonreuters account:

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Michael Rusch is a socials editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Rusch was selected by Time as having one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.
Contact Michael Rusch at weeddude@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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