Syria's Assad supporters hack BBC Weather and Arabic Twitter account

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Mar 2013

The official BBC weather Twitter account and the BBC Arabic account are hijacked for almost three hours by supporters of Syria’s embattled president al-Assad

BBC weather and Arabic Twitter accounts hijacked by Syrian regime supporters ( Photo: BBC)

Several BBC Twitter accounts, including its weather, Arabic and Radio Ulster feeds have been hijacked by a group calling itself Syrian Electronic Army, the BBC said on its website.

A series of tweets about fake weather conditions in Middle Eastern countries began appearing on Thursday afternoon.

The accounts are the latest in a series of large corporate Twitter feeds to have been breached.

The BBC said that it was aware of the problem and was working on a fix.

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