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.









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.

  • Tangchung

    I think AFP surrendered the account to them.

  • Spatial Awareness

    Ginger in the orange shirt cracking me up!!! Wait, does he have a 30 round mag??? O.O

    • brewerandpatriot

      I thought that was a yearbook pic of some kids in Chicago…

      • Spatial Awareness

        Wrong demographic……. ^_~

    • John (it true me am)

      Oh man, who knew they had red heads in Syria?