A Thomson Reuters spokesman acknowledged that the account was hacked and unauthorized individuals posted fabricated tweets of which Thomson Reuters was not the source, adding that the account was suspended and was being investigated.
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is a group collective of pro-Assad hackers and online activists that had earlier hacked an Associated Press Twitter account apart from other news organizations including NPR, BBC and Al Jazeera.
The report said that the AP attacks showed how hackers are using so-called 'phishing' techniques to compromise Twitter accounts belonging to some of the most respected news agencies in the world, renewing questions about the social network's security measures.
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