- The Washington Times - Friday, May 17, 2013

The pro-Syria regime group, Syrian Electronic Army, hacked into the news site and Twitter feed of the Financial Times on Friday.

The group, which supports President Bashar Assad, uploaded a video purportedly showing members of the rebel group, Nusra Front — tied to al Qaeda — blindfolding and executing soldiers with the Syrian army, Newsmax reported.

“Various FT blogs and social media accounts have been compromised by hackers and we are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” the Financial Times said, Newsmax reported.

Other items that were hacked on the site: Stories had headlines that were replaced by the statement, “Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army.” And messages on the Financial Times Twitter feed read, “Do you want to know the reality of the Syrian ‘Rebels?’ — which then linked to the video of the executed soldiers.

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