'Syrian Electronic Army' Hacks NPR

Group said to back Assad
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2013 12:26 PM CDT
'Syrian Electronic Army' Hacks NPR
The new headquarters for NPR on North Capitol Street in Washington, Monday, April 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Several NPR sites and Twitter feeds were hacked last night; visitors saw a message saying "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here," the Two-Way blog reports. "We will not say why we attacked @NPR ... They know the reason and that enough #SEA #Syria," read a tweet from the SEA's account. The group reportedly backs Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

A later tweet said "you can ask @deborahamos" to explain the attack. Deborah Amos is an NPR journalist who has focused on Syria, the blog notes. NPR says it has "made the necessary corrections" to affected stories and "addressed" its Twitter issues. The SEA has previously gone after the BBC, Reuters, and al-Jazeera, the Deseret News reports. (More Syria stories.)

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