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Obama Hacked: Syrian Group Redirects Twitter, Facebook Links

Monday, 28 Oct 2013 03:42 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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The Syrian Electronic Army, or SEA, claims it has hacked President Barack Obama's various accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and other websites.

The Huffington Post reported it wasn't Obama's actual accounts that were hacked, but a link shortener used in his social media.

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The SEA, which has been in the news for high-profile on sites such as the New York Times website, announced on its Twitter account that it had hacked Obama accounts or services connected to those accounts.

The group apparently changed the links in Obama tweets and messages to take readers to a Syrian revolution video instead of the original target, according to The Blaze.

The explanation the organization gave for targeting Obama was simple:

The SEA emailed tech site Mashable claiming responsibility for the hacks, and said, “All the links that Barack Obama account tweeted it and post it on Facebook was redirected to a video showing the truth about Syria.”

Comments on the articles varied from shock that the accounts or associated services could be hacked and making fun of Obama for not having more security in place.

“Maybe he should try stone tablets and an abacus, the internet is not his friend,” wrote one person on Mashable.

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