The Twitter account of powerful Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat el-Shater was hacked last night. More than 11 hours later, tweets linking to the Twitter account of hacker @T4ct and the Facebook account of “Anonymous Middle East” remain on his account. One of the tweets includes the message “TacticiaN WAS hErE.”
The Islamist leader’s Twitter avatar was changed to a photo of Gaber “Jika” Salah, the teen anti-Morsi protester who was killed during clashes with Egyptian police last month.
Well, @khairatAlshater's twitter account has just been hacked. Avatar's been changed to a photo of the martyr Gaber "Jika" Salah.
— Bassem Sabry باسم (@Bassem_Sabry) December 5, 2012
— Your Middle East (@YourMiddleEast) December 5, 2012
— minamaseh (@MinaShaq) December 5, 2012
In addition, el-Shater’s Twitter bio has reportedly been changed to include a pro-revolution message.
Muslim Brotherhood's Khairat el-Shater twitter account hacked, info altered to revolution continues you mule http://t.co/zOX3TN2S
— Amed Agour (@AnubisIIVII) December 5, 2012
— Ahmed Ezzat (@TheBlackBullian) December 5, 2012