Black People Politics : Syrian hackers hit Obama-linked Twitter, Facebook accounts

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    Syrian hackers hit Obama-linked Twitter, Facebook accounts

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on Monday seized control of an online tool used by an advocacy organization for U.S. President Barack Obama to redirect links sent from his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
    The link shortener used by Organizing for Action, a group that evolved from Obama's re-election campaign, was briefly hacked, an official from the group said. Link shorteners abbreviate Web links so they take up less space in a tweet, which is limited to 140 characters.
    Obama's Facebook and Twitter pages carried links that were intended to take readers to a Washington Post story on immigration - but as a result of the hack, redirected readers to a video of the Syrian conflict instead.
    http://news.yahoo.com/syrian-hackers-hit-obama-linked-twitter-facebook-accounts-204433987.html
     
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