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The Financial Times says it was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army


The Financial Times website and Twitter feeds were hacked on Friday. The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility. In this photo illustration, a man looks at The Financial Times app on an Apple iPad tablet.


Peter Macdiarmid

The Financial Times website and several of its Twitter accounts were hacked on Friday. The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility.

It is the latest in a string of attacks on major media outlets including CBS News, The Guardian, the BBC, National Public Radio, Reuters and The Associated Press.

Last month's attack on the AP's Twitter feed caused a temporary free fall on Wall Street. It sent the Dow Jones industrial average plunging 143-points after hackers posted a message on the AP account saying the White House had been hit by two explosions, injuring President Barack Obama.

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The Syrian Electronic Army said it seized control of several FT blogs and social media accounts, replacing the headline with “Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.

According to sources, they also posted the message “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here” and another that "linked to a YouTube video of an execution."

The messages have since been removed. The Financial Times responded on Twitter:

An FT spokesperson said the company was "working to resolve" the problems "as quickly as possible."

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