Pro-Assad hackers hijack AFP Twitter account, spread propaganda photos

Uh oh. Earlier today, some questionable tweets appeared on the photo feed of French news agency Agence France-Presse.

AFP was unable to immediately gain access to the @AFPphoto account to derail the apparent hacking, but the agency’s main @AFP account is still active.

The account was suspended, but not before these pro-Syrian regime, anti-Obama propaganda photos were tweeted.

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306444297442570240

photos-obama-family-man-pakistan

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306445229228175360

aleppo-syrian-soldiers

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306445530236588032

flashback-syria-embattled-president

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306448178784391168

difference-revolution-insurrection-syria

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306452771316584449

zionist-leader-levy

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306453652787302401

levy-syrian-revolution

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306454445229740032

obama-child-soldiers

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306455876649222144

suicide-bombings-damascus

https://twitter.com/AFPphoto/status/306457926644666368

AFP’s statement:

Starting at 16:45 GMT, the Twitter account of AFP’s photo service @AFPphoto was hacked. The documents posted after that on the account did not originate from the agency.

An account possibly linked to the Syrian Electronic Army, said to be close to the Syrian regime, claimed credit for hacking the AFP account.

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