Phony Al-Jazeera text messages sent by pro-Syrian gov’t hackers

Al-Jazeera has become the second news agency in a little more than a month to be targeted by pro-Syrian government hackers.
The Qatar-based satellite TV station revealed in a tweet this morning that its short messaging service had been compromised and used to send false news reports, including a report that Qatar’s prime minister had been assassinated:
“We’d like to inform our subscribers that Aljazeera SMS service is being compromised by pirates and they’ve sent fake news with no basis,” the news organization said, according to a translation by The Hacker News.
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