As Twitchy reported earlier, the Syrian Electronic Army claimed credit today for hacking the DNS entry for Twitter’s image server, twimg.com. Twitter issued a statement saying that the issue had been resolved and no user information was affected; however, the hacking did cause problems with the serving of images on the service, including user avatars.

https://twitter.com/Circa/status/372495687675416576

Not all users were affected, but those who were saw something like this:

While hackers managed to take down the New York Times website for several hours, some broken avatars doesn’t seem like much of a victory.

The Syrian Electronic Army, though, is suggesting it could use JavaScript to redirect traffic to its website.

  • Clete Torres

    So, do we host http://twimg.com with Javascript code so all Twitter users will be redirect to our website? #SEA

    I just love the quickness of wit that Twitter users possess. Would that I’m that quick one day.

  • http://mpj.co WhoDat

    Twitter images break. World forgets how to function.

    • JeffWRidge

      Come now, let’s not forget our priorities. What are we without our avatars? We’re just blank spaces next to our posts. So depressing.

  • Sharkteeth

    Well, I will just have to go out and smack a liberal instead of talking smack.

  • JeffWRidge

    They may take our avatars, but they will never take our freedom! I should be wearing a kilt and eating haggis while writing this comment.

    • Clete Torres

      Please don’t share.

      • JeffWRidge

        You don’t like haggis?

        • Clete Torres

          No. Actually, hell no.

  • JeffWRidge

    They may take our avatars, but they will never take our freedom! I should be wearing a kilt and eating haggis while writing this comment.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If KING FINK OBAMA wants to bomb Syrians, he should start with these @$$Clowns! ‘Nuff said. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Right Wired

    Oh no! Our avatars. Time for surrender.