E! Online is the latest media company to succumb to hackers
Twitter recently warned news-outlets to be wary of any phishing attempts through email, and to make sure their accounts are secure.
Just a few days after that notice the official account for E! Online has been hacked. The account, once hacked, began making statements about pop-culture icon Justin Bieber all of which were false. Shortly after the hijacked Tweets were sent, the Twitter account was suspended. Once again a group named the Syrian Electronic Army, the same group that hacked the AP, took responsibility for the hack. The group has successfully managed to gain acces to numerous high-profile Twitter accounts and websites.
Our account @eonline has been compromised and some incorrect information was sent out. We’re working with Twitter now to fix this.
— E! News (@ENews) May 4, 2013
Once again in light of the attacks,organizations and news outlets question the security of Twitter. The company was rumored to have begun instating two-factor authorization but has not done so at this time.