Fake interview with Syrian rebel leader posted on hacked Reuters website
London, Aug 4 (ANI): UK-based news agency Thomson Reuters has said that due to their blogging platform being hacked, a false story about an interview with a Syrian rebel leader has been published.
"Reuters.com was a target of a hack on Friday," Reuters said in a statement.
"Our blogging platform was compromised and fabricated blog posts were falsely attributed to several Reuters journalists," the firm added.
According to CBS News, the firm took down its blogging platform temporarily on Friday while they fixed the problems.
Thomson Reuters confirmed that their blogging platform security was breached, but said they did not have any immediate information on who or what organization was behind the false stories.
The phony interview was with Riad al-Assad, the head of the Free Syrian Army, who apparently said his forces were pulling back from province of Aleppo after repeated battles with the Syrian Army.
Another story alleged that rebels had obtained chemical weapons from Libya and were going to smuggle them into Syria. (ANI)
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