Several CBS Twitter accounts hijacked, used to spread messages about Syrian conflict


CBS has confirmed on Twitter that several of its accounts were compromised earlier today, including those for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and a local Denver affiliate. While the perpetrator of the hijack is unknown, the incident appears similar to actions from the “Syrian Electronic Army,” which has targeted several news media organizations with Twitter break-ins. One CBS Denver tweet announced “new evidence of CIA arming Al Qaeda terrorists in #Syria,” with another tweet claiming that NATO provided weapons of mass destruction to terrorists “for a false flag operation” in the country. CBS has removed several of the unauthorized tweets, though its Denver affiliate account still appears compromised.

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