‘Forecast for Tel Aviv on Saturday – 5000 degrees Kelvin': Anti-Semitic tweets sent from hacked BBC Weather account; Update: BBC Arabic also hacked

Twitter users noticed that something was off with tweets from BBC Weather on Thursday.

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314724301213425664

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314725293053075456

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314726829061701632

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314730186040045568

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314732091122282496

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314734279215173632

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314736832489345026

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314739369531547649

Other tweets on the hacked account indicate the pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army is responsible.

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314722885707116544

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314722957199044608

The SEA has not claimed responsibility on its Twitter account.

Update:

BBC social media editor Chris Hamilton confirms the BBC Weather account was hacked.

Update:

Twitter users joke that it’s a little hard to tell if this was a hacking or not.

Update:

BBC Arabic also appears to have been hacked.

https://twitter.com/BBCArabicOnline/status/314744959150473218

https://twitter.com/BBCArabicOnline/status/314745026150289408

Update:

The Syrian Electronic Army retweeted this:

Update:

The BBC Weather account has been fixed.

Screen grab of the hacked tweets because Twitchy is forever:

bbc-weather-hacked

Related:

Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Human Rights Watch’s Twitter account

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

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets sent from the @BBCWeather account.

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