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Hackers Hit Reuters, Post Fake Stories
08-03-2012, 09:25 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Found this a bit interesting. Seems like not your usual hacker to fabricate a whole interview and post it. Hope this won't tarnish the good name of journalism. lmao.gif

Quote:Global news organization Reuters was the subject of a hack on Friday that "compromised" its blogging platform, according to the company.

Among the fabricated posts was a false blog posting, purporting to carry an interview with the head of the Free Syrian Army Riad al-Asaad that was posted on a Reuters journalist's blog page on Friday, according to the company. "Reuters did not carry out such an interview and the posting has been deleted," the company tweeted on Friday.

http://news.yahoo.com/hackers-hit-reuter...59665.html
08-03-2012, 09:33 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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15.gif Fake stories comprise over half of what is reported as "news" by that corporate/gov't protein shake drinking "news" agency. The BS the hackers posted is no different than the "news" the west gets out of Syria, Iran, Iraq and the Stan countries. bored.gif
Douchebags.

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08-03-2012, 09:37 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah I found it funny. Interestingly enough if Reuters hadn't said anything nobody would have noticed. Makes me wonder what the real issue is.

Perhaps their getting worried about credibility. coffeetime.gif
08-03-2012, 09:41 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(08-03-2012, 09:37 PM)Octo Wrote:  if Reuters hadn't said anything nobody would have noticed

No shït vic.gif The sheep would never have caught it, and moreover repeated the bullshit as fact at the ƒükking office water cooler just like they do with Syria, Iran, Iraq and the Stan countries. I guess they get jittery when the lies are not approved before publishing. That's the only thing I can think of.

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08-03-2012, 10:05 PM #5
yankees skier
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Fake, as opposed to pre-scripted ?

Biere.
08-03-2012, 10:12 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Well it has never stopped them before so it must be some other angle they're working.


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08-03-2012, 11:26 PM #7
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(08-03-2012, 09:33 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Douchebags.


lol.gif Professionals.
08-03-2012, 11:27 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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somebody posted real news and Reuters called it hacking? chuckle.gif
08-03-2012, 11:34 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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The thought crossed my mind, but then the post was about an interview with the head of the Free Syrian Army Riad al-Asaad which smells see eye eh even from here so I don't know. I'll keep keeping my eye on them.

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08-03-2012, 11:37 PM #10
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(08-03-2012, 09:25 PM)Octo Wrote:  Found this a bit interesting. Seems like not your usual hacker to fabricate a whole interview and post it. Hope this won't tarnish the good name of journalism. lmao.gif

Quote:Global news organization Reuters was the subject of a hack on Friday that "compromised" its blogging platform, according to the company.

Among the fabricated posts was a false blog posting, purporting to carry an interview with the head of the Free Syrian Army Riad al-Asaad that was posted on a Reuters journalist's blog page on Friday, according to the company. "Reuters did not carry out such an interview and the posting has been deleted," the company tweeted on Friday.

http://news.yahoo.com/hackers-hit-reuter...59665.html
they tweeted so all is welllmao.gif
08-03-2012, 11:51 PM #11
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Quote:Among the fabricated posts was a false blog posting, purporting to carry an interview with the head of the Free Syrian Army Riad al-Asaad that was posted on a Reuters journalist's blog page on Friday, according to the company. "Reuters did not carry out such an interview and the posting has been deleted," the company tweeted on Friday.

lmao.gif As if that fluff and wardrums they beat for the POO is news?
08-04-2012, 04:18 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Quote:Thomson Reuters had no immediate information on who was behind the hacking, but given the nature of the false rumors contained in the posts it seemed clear that the hackers had a firmly pro-Assad bent.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/08/03-4

If it had been pro-rebels I doubt it would have been taken down lol

08-04-2012, 05:04 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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iagree.gif lmao.gif
08-04-2012, 05:09 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif For real.

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