The Onion Apparently Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

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May 6 2013 1:49 PM

The Onion Apparently Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

The Onion's Twitter feed suddenly developed an obsession with Syria on Monday afternoon.
The Onion's Twitter feed suddenly developed an obsession with Syria on Monday afternoon.

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The Onion is the latest major media organization to watch its Twitter account fall into the hands of the seemingly unstoppable hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army, whose roster of past victims includes the Associated Press, the BBC, NPR, and Reuters News.

Either that, or this is an instant contender for cleverest Onion stunt of all time.

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Update, 6:05 p.m.: The Onion appears to have taken the hack in stride, predicting the hackers' imminent demise at the hands of Syrian rebels and prudently changing its password to OnionMan77.

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