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Syria group claims credit for hacking AFP Twitter account

Online activists backing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed responsibility on Tuesday for hacking an AFP Twitter account. The account, @AFPphoto, was hacked on Tuesday at around 1645 GMT. Images posted until the account was suspended more than an hour later did not come from the agency, AFP's management said in a statement. Most of the images posted after the site was hacked were related to the conflict in Syria. In a tweet, an online group known as the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsiblity for hacking the AFP account.

AFP's Twitter photo account hacked

The Twitter account of AFP's photo service, @AFPphoto, was hacked on Tuesday at 16:45 GMT. The images posted until the account was suspended more than an hour later did not come from the agency, AFP's management said in a statement. "Starting at 16:45 GMT, the Twitter account of AFP's photo service @AFPphoto was hacked. The documents posted after that on the account did not originate from the agency," the statement said. The account has since been suspended and AFP is working to restore it.
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