Several Twitter Accounts of CBS News (60Minutes, 48Hours & CBSDenver) Hacked

Several Twitter Accounts of CBS News (60Minutes48Hours & CBSDenver) Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army [#twithackery]

Yet again CBS one of the major commercial broadcasting television network of United States faced cyber attack. First it was hacker collective Anonymous who targeted CBS and managed to hack the TV network of CBS in January last year. The attack was done under the banner of Operation Megaupload. And now CBS have fallen victim of what it called twithackery, where hacker managed to gain temporary access of popular twitter accounts and broadcast fake tweets. This Sunday such twithackery targeted and compromised several twitter account of CBS. Infamous hacker community going by the name of Syrian Electronic Army claimed to have hijacked the twitter accounts of CBS, the list of the hijacked accounts include "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" which is maintained by CBS news program. Later it has been reported that another twitter account @CBSDenver has also been hacked, during this ongoing cyber attack. CBS acknowledged the whole phenomena and later a CBS spokeswoman confirmed that the accounts had been compromised. "PLEASE NOTE: Our Twitter account was compromised earlier today. We are working with Twitter to resolve." - said the CBS spokesman. Another message from CBS said, "A message that was posted earlier to this account was not written or sent by @60Minutes or its staff."

Here is the list of those fake tweets came from the hijacked accounts of CBS:- 
From @60Minutes account we got the following message -
  • "The US government is hiding the real culprit of the Boston bombing"
  • "The US government is sponsoring a coup in Venezuela and a terrorist war in Syria"
  • "Your duty is to protect your nation from the parasites that have taken your government"
  • "Obama wants to destroy the Syrian and American people. We must stop this beast" 

Other messages claimed: "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here via @SyrianCyberArmy" and suggested the action was in response to the suspension of the @Official_SEA account. Tweets sent out on the @48Hours account reportedly included: "General Dempsey calls for #Obama's arrest under new anti-terror laws #48hours" As soon as the issue get spotted, CBS regain those hijacked accounts and immediately deleted those rouge messages. Later the two accounts @60Minutes and @48Hours has been suspended. 
While talking about twitter hacking, widely known as #twithackery; we would like to remind you the following names, WWE champion John CenaStar Rita OraJustin BieberTeyana Taylor,American pop singer KeshaNBC NewsFox News PoliticsUSAToday, Lady Gaga’s Twitter AccountAnders BreivikMahesh Bhatt, Huffington Postthese are the famous names who have fallen victim to twithackery before CBS. 

-Source (BBC & Reuters)


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