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Hacking Spree: Syrian Electronic Army Defaces NY Post's Facebook Page, Multiple Prominent Twitter Accounts

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The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a group of hackers, appeared to compromise the New York Post's official Facebook page and a series of prominent Twitter accounts Tuesday afternoon, including the handles of three New York Post reporters and a Washington Post columnist.

In each case, the SEA tweeted "Syrian Electronic Army was Here." In one case, a compromised user tweeted "f**k you @twitter."

The SEA later posted a photo which appeared to show that they were able to gain access to these accounts by hacking into social media optimization platform Social Flow.

Social Flow Hacked (Photo credit: @official_sea16)

Social Flow did concede their "Twitter and FB accounts were compromised" as a result of a "phishing attack," but insisted none of their clients' data was compromised.

"No customer access or data was compromised in this attack," Social Flow tweeted. "As part of our security controls, we immediately took our service offline."

"We are following our security protocols to restore service and are communicating with customer's directly," they continued in another tweet.

Social Flow's website returned a "404 Not Found" error on Tuesday afternoon, following the attacks.

A spokesperson for the New York Post was not immediately available for comment to TheBlaze.

Multiple screenshots captured images of the hacks.

New York Post Facebook (Photo credit:

Social Flow Hack (Photo credit: @NewsBreaker)

Mike Puma Twitter (Photo credit: @NewsBreaker)

Jason Reid Twitter Photo credit: @Newsbreaker

Brian Lewis Twitter (Photo credit: @NYPost_Lewis)

Richard Johnson (Photo credit: @HeadlineJohnson)

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