We now know who it was that carried out the hacking attacks on the Twitter accounts of various CBS News outlets last night: The Syrian Electronic Army.
It’s a band of digital activists and hackers who support the beleaguered government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The group, which claimed credit for the attacks via a statement on its website, has a history of attacking the websites and social media accounts of various western media organizations.
On April 16, it attacked websites and some Twitter accounts belonging to NPR. Last month, it attacked the website of Human Rights Watch, as well as its Twitter account. Also in March, it breached a Twitter account belonging to the BBC. And last year it gained access to a blog belonging to Reuters, and posted a fake story, detailing a retreat by Syrian rebels that hadn’t happened.
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by bluloa
Oh OK, they decided to go ahead with a freaking controlled explosion after the bombings?? Yeah, like they didn't have other things to do at the time.
Originally posted by kathael
Ok -- Ladies & Gentlemen,
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edit on 22-4-2013 by kathael because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by aivlas
•BREAKING NEWS: 2 dead, 22 injured in Boston Marathon explosions. Apr 15, 2013 (@1:03 PM - 15 Apr 13 )
•RT @billy_baker: Two explosions in front of Marathon Sports. Witnesses saw bones sticking out, legs on ground, blood everywhere Apr 15, 2013 (@1:00 PM - 15 Apr 13)
•BREAKING NEWS: Boston Police have called in all off-duty officers. Apr 15, 2013 (@12:57 PM - 15 Apr 13)
•Officials: There will be a controlled explosion opposite the library within one minute as part of bomb squad activities. Apr 15, 2013 (@12:53 PM - 15 Apr 13)
•BREAKING NEWS: Police will have controlled explosion on 600 block on Boylston Street Apr 15, 2013 (@12:53 PM - 15 Apr 13)
•rt @mviser WH official: "Obama has directed administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response" Apr 15, 2013 (@12:53 PM - 15 Apr 13)
•rt @mviser WH official tells me that Obama has been notified of the explosion in Boston. Administration is in contact with local authorities Apr 15, 2013 (@12:53 PM - 15 Apr 13)
•Update: 2 powerful explosions detonated in quick succession leaving at least dozens of people wounded, some of them with dismemberment Apr 15, 2013 (@12:50 PM - 15 Apr 13)
•Update: 2 powerful explosions detonated in quick succession leaving at least dozens of people wounded, some of them with dismemberment Apr 15, 2013
•rt @billy_baker Now getting gruesome first-hand accounts of hair on fire, severed limbs Apr 15, 2013 (@12:48 PM - 15 Apr 13 )
Didn't really expect much when I saw "going viral"edit on 22-4-2013 by aivlas because: (no reason given)edit on 22-4-2013 by aivlas because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hardstepah
ETA: i'm a little disappointed in ATS, none of you even bothered to check and see if the tweet was even legit or not, let alone check the time of said tweetedit on 22-4-2013 by Hardstepah because: (no reason given)
So you'd rather they leave a suspicious package alone that could possibly have a bomb in it so it too could explode? Sure they had other things to do, but when a suspicious package is found after a bombing happened earlier, of course they are going to take the time to do a controlled explosion just in case.
Originally posted by gladtobehere
reply to post by AmberLeaf
Is there a different time stamp? The time on the tweet is 12:53pm. The first explosion was at 2:49pm...
Originally posted by bluloa
Sorry but this has already been debunked. This controlled explosion happened after the original explosions in an effort by the police to secure the area.
They were simply doing their job and controlling what they thought was another device.edit on 22-4-2013 by bluloa because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by redtic
If you don't have a twitter account or are not logged in, twitter will default to Pacific time. After you create an account and/or login, you'll get your configured timezone and all times will be displayed thusly. Debunked. Try it yourself!