France 24's Arabic Twitter Account Hacked by Pro-Syria Activists

Attempted to hack English, French language accounts as well


Online activists loyal to the Assad regime targeted FRANCE 24 on Monday, temporarily hacking into two Twitter accounts to spread false reports.

The channel's Arabic twitter account "@FRANCE24_AR" was hijacked for about three hours in a cyber attack claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army. The hackers only managed to post four tweets to the account's 405,000 subscribers, spreading false reports about the death of Syrian opposition figures Riad al-Asaad and Manaf Tlass.