Syrian Electronic Army Hacks CNN's Twitter Account

SEA took control of CNN's account Thursday and sent out a series of tweets that were later deleted. CNN confirmed the hack, saying "some of our organization's social media accounts were compromised."

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The network later confirmed the compromise and said they were "working to remedy the issue."

Some of our organization's social media accounts were compromised. We have secured those accounts and are working to remedy the issue.

CNN Public Relations@CNNPR

Some of our organization's social media accounts were compromised. We have secured those accounts and are working to remedy the issue.

03:19 PM - 23 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Updated - Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 7:19 p.m. ET:

The Twitter account @natlsecuritycnn was also hacked:

@BuzzFeedNews CNN's national security Twitter too https://t.co/MQ1rZEAdNo

Brandon Wall@Walldo

@BuzzFeedNews CNN's national security Twitter too https://t.co/MQ1rZEAdNo

07:07 PM - 23 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Updated - Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 8:04 p.m. ET:

SEA shared the following statement on their Twitter account following the hack on CNN:

Tonight, the #SEA decided to retaliate against #CNN's viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in #Syria.

SyrianElectronicArmy@Official_SEA16

Tonight, the #SEA decided to retaliate against #CNN's viciously lying reporting aimed at prolonging the suffering in #Syria.

07:49 PM - 23 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#CNN used its usual formula of present unverifiable information as truth, adopting a report by Qataris against #Syria.

SyrianElectronicArmy@Official_SEA16

#CNN used its usual formula of present unverifiable information as truth, adopting a report by Qataris against #Syria.

07:51 PM - 23 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Instead of any actual journalism, #CNN turned into a loud horn calling for the destruciton of the #Syria-n state.

SyrianElectronicArmy@Official_SEA16

Instead of any actual journalism, #CNN turned into a loud horn calling for the destruciton of the #Syria-n state.

07:54 PM - 23 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

US Media strategy is now to hide the fact that the CIA controls and funds Al Qaeda by blaming #Syria instead for their terror. #SEA

SyrianElectronicArmy@Official_SEA16

US Media strategy is now to hide the fact that the CIA controls and funds Al Qaeda by blaming #Syria instead for their terror. #SEA

07:56 PM - 23 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The #SEA will not stop to pursue these liars and will expose them and their methods for the world to see.

SyrianElectronicArmy@Official_SEA16

The #SEA will not stop to pursue these liars and will expose them and their methods for the world to see.

07:57 PM - 23 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Updated - Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:57 p.m. ET:

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.

Contact Michael Rusch at weeddude@buzzfeed.com.

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