Red faces at the BBC as official weather Twitter feed hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Red faces at the BBC as official weather Twitter feed hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

There must be red faces all round at the BBC as their official weather Twitter feed was hacked for a whole two hours this afternoon.

As hackings go, the culprits – calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army – seemed quite mild mannered folks, only posting a total of nine tweets, and none of them particularly revolutionary, and most with a  weather related theme.

The tweets were left there for two hours before a BBC spokesman finally added:

 

Here’s the full roll call of hacked Tweets.

Stormy weather for the BBC as their official weather Twitter feed is hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Other BBC Twitter accounts hacked

The SyrianElectronicArmy (@Official_SEA) also managed to hacked other BBC sites:

 

Best Tweet about the BBC Radio Ulster hack came from this commentator:

As of 15:52 today, the BBC Arabic account still seems hacked:

Red faces at the BBC as official weather Twitter feed hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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