BBC Weather’s Twitter account is hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

A group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army has hijacked the official Twitter account of BBC Weather and started posting some strange messages which aren’t the typical “partly cloudy.. showers likely” fare you would normally expect.

For instance:

Hazardous fog warning for North Syria: Erdogan orders terrorists to launch chemical weapons at civilian areas


Saudi weather station down due to head on-collision with camel

An earlier message claims that the hack of the BBC’s Weather account was by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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