Newsweek Twitter Hacked, Threatens the Obamas, Leaks ‘Classified Docs’
Newsweek’s Twitter account appeared to have been hacked Tuesday morning when it sent out multiple tweets with the hash tag #CyberCaliphate to the magazine’s 2.51 million followers. The tweets referenced ISIS, made threats toward the Obamas, and embedded what it claimed were classified documents appearing to describe intelligence gathering programs for social media. The tweets have since been deleted.
The Newsweek avi was also replaced by the following graphic, which made reference to the Je Suis Charlie hash tag:
Screencaps of the tweets are below. The first was briefly made the magazine’s pinned tweet:
“We can confirm that Newsweek’s Twitter account was hacked this morning, and have since regained control of the account,” Newsweek said in a statement. “We apologize to our readers for anything offensive that might have been sent from our account during that period, and are working to strengthen our newsroom security measures going forward.”
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