Reuters hacked for the third time this month

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Bad luck comes in threes.

Reuters has reported a fresh hack, with a second false story posted.

In a statement, Reuters said that the blogging platform of the Reuters News website was hacked and a false report saying Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had died was illegally posted on a Reuters journalist's blog.

Barb Burg, director of global communications at Reuters News, said: “Reuters did not report the false story and the post was immediately deleted. We are working to address the problem.”

This is the third time the news agency has been hit this month. The first instance at the start of this month involved attackers publishing fake blog posts, including a purported interview with the leader of the Free Syrian Army.

A few days later the Reuters technology Twitter account was suspended after it was renamed and used to send false tweets apparently designed to undermine the Syrian rebels.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineuk.com

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