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Thomson Reuters Twitter Account Hacked

The official @thomsonreuters Twitter account was apparently hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army late Monday when it began broadcasting a collection of political cartoons on the conflict in Syria.

Posted on July 29, 2013, at 7:07 p.m. ET

The first tweet was sent out at 6:33 p.m. ET:

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria

Followed by 5 more tweets:

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

#Syria

Why is dialog treason? This is why #Syria

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

Why is dialog treason? This is why #Syria

Update: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:13 p.m. ET:

Syrian Electronic Army is claiming credit for the hack:

Always via Syrian Electronic Army(@Official_SEA12) #SEA #Syria #SyrianElectronicArmy

Thomson Reuters

@thomsonreuters

Always via Syrian Electronic Army(@Official_SEA12) #SEA #Syria #SyrianElectronicArmy

Update: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:46 p.m. ET:

Twitter has suspended the @thomsonreuters account:

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