CBS Twitter Accounts of ’60 Minutes’ and ’48 Hours’ Hacked. Several Tweets were Posted
Strangest thing happened as CBS Twitter accounts were hacked by the hackers and they sent some messages to other account from it. Hackers hijacked CBS’s Twitter Account and used it to send messages. On Saturday, a tweet was posted on “60 Minutes” Twitter account Saying
“Exclusive: Terror is striking the #USA and #Obama is Shamelessly in Bed with Al-Qaeda,”
The Same tweet was posted on “48 Hours” Twitter account. This was the hackers tweet which they posted after taking over the both accounts. Other tweets were also posted by the hacker or group of hacker which is uncertain at this point. Anyway those tweets were about were about Syrian propaganda.
The Tweet Said:
“the US government is sponsoring a coup in Venezuela and a terrorist war in Syria,”
The Other one said:
“Obama wants to destroy the Syrian and American people. We must stop this beast”
Later, CBS apologized for the inconvenience that might have occurred to the people because of those tweets. They confirmed that their accounts had been compromised and those tweets were not sent by them.
CBS Quoted:, “We have experienced problems on Twitter accounts of #60Minutes & @48Hours; We apologize for the inconvenience; Twitter is resolving issues,” it tweeted from CBS News account.
CBS Technical teams who had been eagerly working to getting the control back of their account. Succeeded dafter a little struggle and got back the access and control of all of t its account including “60 minutes” and “48 Hours”. As soon as CBS got back its account the messages sent by those hackers were voided and removed and apologizing message was sent by CBS providing explanation of what happens. and the fake messages were removed. But hackers did not seems to be giving up as they attempted to hijack the account again and apparently succeeded again. Due to that CBS suspended its accounts and working on it. “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours” CBS Twitter Account are not function right now. These account face serious security issue at the moment and are under maintenance by the technical teams of at CBS.
However, CBS and Twitter both network are working together and investigating the issue, Word is that the Syrian Electronic Army is behind all this hacking and taking over the CBS Twitter feeds.And could be possible to Because the same group hacked the Twitter accounts for BBC, NPR, and Reuters a while ago.