Syrian Electronic Army Claims To Hack Obama’s Twitter

Some links sent from President Barack Obama’s Twitter account Monday were compromised, according to Organizing for Action, the group that runs the account.

The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein reported that an OFA official said the account’s link shortener was hacked, rather than the Twitter account itself.

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for rerouting web users from the president’s account to its own website. According to the Huffington Post, for a short time Monday clinking on links sent from Obama’s account took readers to a graphic video on YouTube. 

[Image via Twitter/Syrian Electronic Army]

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