NPR Says It Was Hacked by Syrian Loyalists

Group called Syrian Electronic Army altered site, took over Twitter accounts


NPR says several of its news services – including, breaking news site "The Two-Way," and several of its Twitter accounts – were hacked by an organization that's said to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

As NPR said in a statement released in the early hours of Tuesday:

"Late Monday evening, several stories on the NPR website were defaced with headlines and text that said 'Syrian Electronic Army Was Here.' Some of these stories were distributed to and appeared on NPR Member Station websites. We have made the necessary corrections to those stories on and are continuing to work with our Member Stations. Similar statements were posted on several NPR Twitter accounts. Those Twitter accounts have been addressed. We are closely monitoring the situation."