October 29th Cybersecurity Update – Obama Twitter Hack

The Syrian Electronic Army seized control of an online tool used by an advocacy organization for President Obama and redirected links sent from Obama’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. The 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. The hacked link shortener is used by Organizing for Action, a group that evolved from Obama’s re-election campaign. Obama’s Twitter account itself was not hacked.