On Friday, Reuters issued a series of tweets informing readers that the site had been compromised with multiple false reports, published with the bylines of real Reuters journalists.
http://t.co/NzQPj2jZ was a target of a hack on Friday. Our blogging platform was compromised… (1/2)— Reuters Top News
…and fabricated blog posts were falsely attributed to several Reuters journalists. We are working to address the problem. (2/2)— Reuters Top News
A false blog posting, purporting to carry an interview with the head of the Free Syrian Army Riad al-Asaad… (1/3)— Reuters World News
… was illegally posted on a Reuters journalist’s blog page on http://t.co/s6ORlnBE on Friday. (2/3)— Reuters World News
Reuters did not carry out such an interview and the posting has been deleted. (3/3)— Reuters World News
Here’s one of the false posts:
No word yet on who’s behind the hack.
- Hillary Clinton's campaign is making an unprecedented play for Utah, a state that hasn't gone blue since 1964 🔵
- It's not just you. A massive attack has brought down major sites like Twitter and Spotify for some users in the US.
- Kesha fans rejoice: Sony just confirmed that a new album is in the works 🎶
- People are trolling Eric Trump for apparently getting caught putting lemonade in a free water cup at In-N-Out.