Sunday, August 19, 2012

Reuters Hacked For Third Time

News group Reuters has been hacked is to third time in a month, with an essay secretly claiming that Saudi Arabia's unfamiliar apportion Saud al-Faisal had died.

Hackers initial strike the agency's blogging stage at the commencement of August, with claims that the Syrian insurgent armed forces was on the retreat.

Two days after that the agency's tech headlines Twitter feed was taken over and pro-Syrian supervision messages posted.

It is misleading who is at the back the hack.

Reporting on the breach, Reuters mentioned that cyberwar between the pro and anti-government factions in Syria had strong with Saudi Arabia rising as a fixed challenger of Assad.

It offering small more item on how its network had been breached.

" was a aim of a penetrate on Tuesday. Our blogging stage was compromised and a built blog post adage Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was illegally posted on a Reuters journalist's blog on," mentioned a spokesperson.

"Reuters did not inform the fake story and the post was right away deleted. We are working to residence the problem," the orator added.

Reuters uses the Wordpress stage for blogging and, after the initial assault Mark Jaquith, a associate of the Wordpress safety team, told the Wall Street Journal that it was using an aged chronicle of the software, well known to have safety issues.

The group has not been the usually plant of travesty attacks connected to the strife in Syria.

A group mission itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claimed shortcoming for defacing a Harvard University website to post a photo of President Bashar al-Assad in military unvaried final year.

Last week, a Twitter account purporting to be that of a comparison Russian authorized mentioned that Mr Assad had been killed in Damascus. It was after that confirmed to be false.

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