Syrian Electronic Army takes over E! Online’s Twitter Account

May 4, 2013 9:13 PM

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The Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, and this time, their target was both E! Online and Justin Bieber. In a series of tweets, the SEA stated that Justin Bieber was coming out of the closet and admitting to his homosexuality in an E! Online exclusive. The group provided links following those tweets, presumably to malware infested sites. The SEA finished up their practical joke with the tweet, “The Syrian Electronic Army was here! Fans of @justinbieber, you have been trolled.”

The fake tweets resulted in a huge wave of responses from Justin Bieber’s followers. Many were shocked, many were “not surprised”, and many were indifferent. Hacking E! Online is a strange change of pace for the Syrian Electronic Army, who normally goes after news publications and human rights organ...

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