Aug 5 Reuters News said one of its Twitter
accounts was hacked on Sunday and false tweets were posted,
mainly related to the current armed struggle in Syria.
"Earlier today @ReutersTech was hacked and changed to
@ReutersME," said a spokesperson for Reuters, which is owned by
Thomson Reuters Corp TO>. "The account has been
suspended and is currently under investigation."
The incident follows the company's disclosure that the
blogging platform of the Reuters News website was compromised on
Friday and a false posting purporting to carry an interview with
a Syrian rebel leader was illegally posted on a Reuters'
In the latest incident a series of 22 false tweets were sent
purporting to be from Reuters News. Some of the tweets also
carried false reports about Syrian rebel losses suffered in
battles with Syrian government forces.
Thomson Reuters had no immediate information on who was
behind the hacking.
Twitter could not be immediately reached for comment.