Here are the five tweets that were sent on @CNN's Twitter account:
The network later confirmed the compromise and said they were "working to remedy the issue."
It now appears that CNN's website/wordpress blogs has been compromised. Still no confirmation if this is related to Syrian Electronic Army:
The Twitter account @natlsecuritycnn was also hacked:
SEA shared the following statement on their Twitter account following the hack on CNN:
From CNN: Social Media Accounts Hacked
"The affected accounts included CNN's main Facebook account, CNN Politics' Facebook account and the Twitter pages for CNN and CNN's Security Clearance. Blogs for Political Ticker, The Lead, Security Clearance, The Situation Room and Crossfire were also hacked.
The posts were deleted within minutes and the accounts have since been secured."
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.
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