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Syrian Hackers Hijack World Cup Twitter Account
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:50:50 -0500 (CDT)

http://mashable.com/2013/04/22/syrian-hackers-world-cup-twitter/

By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Mashable.com
April 22, 2013

The official Twitter accounts of the World Cup and FIFA's President Joseph Blatter have been hacked, apparently by Syrian hackers.

On Monday afternoon, both @FifaWorldCup and @SeppBlatter started sending weird tweets, hinting that hackers had taken over control of the accounts. And it quickly became clear that the messages posted were not from their real owners.

Both accounts started sending tweets about Joseph Blatter allegedly stepping down due to corruption charges stemming from an imaginary FIFA investigation that found that the Emir of Qatar had bribed Blatter to convince FIFA to select Qatar as the host of the 2022 World Cup.

Any doubts regarding the veracity of the tweets were finally swept away when the people behind the hack claimed responsibility.

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