May 5, 2013 12:31

E! Online Twitter account hacked by group who post tweet announcing that Justin Bieber is gay

Syrian Electronic Army claim responsibility for hacking the account

E! Online Twitter account hacked by group who post tweet announcing that Justin Bieber is gay

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The official Twitter account for E! Online was hacked yesterday (May 4) by the Syrian Electronic Army.

The group, who has previously hacked the BBC and the Guardian among others, posted a number of 'Exclusive' tweets including one which claimed that Justin Bieber had "come out". The first tweet announced: "Exclusive: Justin Bieber to E!online: I'm a gay", while another claimed the singer's girlfriend Selena Gomez would "fully support Bieber coming out".

The hackers also targeted Angelina Jolie, posting: "Angelina Jolie admits, in E! latest issue, that Jordan is to blame for the Syrian refugees' atrocious conditions." E! Online has since deleted the tweets and posted an apology.



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