‘Forecast for Tel Aviv on Saturday – 5000 degrees Kelvin’: BBC Weather hacked

http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/314731363297263617

Hacked, and by an anti-Semite no less RT @bbcweather: Tsunami alert for Haifa: Residents are advised to return to Poland.

— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) March 21, 2013

Twitter users noticed that something was off with tweets from BBC Weather on Thursday.

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314724301213425664

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314725293053075456

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314726829061701632

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314730186040045568

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314732091122282496

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314734279215173632

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314736832489345026

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314739369531547649

Other tweets on the hacked account indicate the pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army is responsible.

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314722885707116544

https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314722957199044608

The SEA has not claimed responsibility on its Twitter account.

Update:

BBC social media editor Chris Hamilton confirms the BBC Weather account was hacked.

Yes, @bbcweather has been hacked. We’re working on it.

— Chris Hamilton (@chrishams) March 21, 2013

@paulwaugh @ruskin147 @bbcweather Yes, thanks, we know, working with Twitter to fix it

— Chris Hamilton (@chrishams) March 21, 2013

Update:

Twitter users joke that it’s a little hard to tell if this was a hacking or not.

Hey @michellemalkin @twitchymedia @twitchyteam are we SURE the bbc was hacked? 🙂twitchy.com/2013/03/21/for…

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) March 21, 2013

For what it’s worth, @bbcweather‘s Israel comments are mostly in line with the network’s general editorial stance.

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) March 21, 2013

Update:

BBC Arabic also appears to have been hacked.

https://twitter.com/BBCArabicOnline/status/314744959150473218

https://twitter.com/BBCArabicOnline/status/314745026150289408

It’s not just @bbcweather that’s been hacked! @bbcarabiconline twitpic.com/cd67b2

— Alan Taylor-Shearer (@alantshearer) March 21, 2013

Update:

The Syrian Electronic Army retweeted this:

Another zionist mouthpiece @bbcweather got hacked by @official_sea for the lulz of course. What’s the weather like? Raining chemical agents.

— Anonymous Operations (@Anon_Central) March 21, 2013

Update:

The BBC Weather account has been fixed.

Sorry about that, we were hacked. Normal service resumes.

— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) March 21, 2013

Screen grab of the hacked tweets because Twitchy is forever:

bbc-weather-hacked

Related:

Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Human Rights Watch’s Twitter account

Pro-Assad hackers hijack AFP Twitter account, spread propaganda photos

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets sent from the @BBCWeather account.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/21/forecast-for-tel-aviv-on-saturday-5000-degrees-kelvin-anti-semitic-tweets-sent-from-hacked-bbc-weather-account/

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