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Hackers hit Reuters, post fake blog on Syria

• The RawStory.com
 

Hackers took over the blogging platform of the Reuters news agency and posted “fabricated” stories said to include an interview with a Syrian rebel leader, the company said Friday.

“Reuters.com was a target of a hack on Friday,” said a statement from parent firm Thomson Reuters.

“Our blogging platform was compromised and fabricated blog posts were falsely attributed to several Reuters journalists.”

Among the fake postings was a purported interview with the head of the Free Syrian Army, who was quoted as saying that rebel forces were pulling back after clashes in the city of Aleppo.

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