London: The Twitter account of Al-Jazeera's English-language social media show has been hacked by supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Hackers hijacked the Twitter account of The Stream, a program aimed at tapping into online audiences. The account featured links to pro-Assad material Thursday.
One message claimed the stunt in the name of the Syrian Electronic Army, a group which has carried out a string of Web attacks against targets it sees as sympathetic to Syria's rebels.
The Twitter account of Al-Jazeera's English-language social media show has been hacked by supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Washington-based producer James Wright confirmed in a tweet that The Stream's social media platforms had been hacked, warning followers not to click on any links being posted from the account.
Our account was compromised and we've resolved the issue. Thanks for your patience and we look forward to your tweets for today's show.— The Stream (@AJStream) July 5, 2012
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